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10 Things to do in March

Hudson Farmer’s Market is Back

The Season is Now! Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm the Indoor Market starts, so come find some great products, some storage crops, and some oh so anticipated FRESH greens! At Christ Church 431 Union St, Hudson. For more information visit them at

Attend a Reading

Stanley Woods-Frankel discusses NYC mystery, Sunday, March 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Stephentown resident Stanley Woods-Frankel reads from his mystery novel, “False Impressions,” which has a forensic dentist as its lead character. Conversation with Thomas Chulak, bookstore owner, the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Refreshments. For more information, call 518-392-3005. Event is Free.

David King Speaks

David King, author of Benedict Arnold: The Traitor Within, will speak and sign copies of his book at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Sunday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m. King has written more than 70 books on American history, most for young adult readers, but many have been “crossovers” designed for an adult audience as well as young adult. The author will talk about how he came to write about Benedict Arnold, who is generally regarded as America’s most notorious traitor. Before Arnold became a traitor he had a now little known reputation as the greatest military hero of the American Revolution. He even became the young nation’s first naval hero in the Battle of Lake Champlain. King will talk about what led to his villainous decision and, importantly, the role his lovely young wife had in his attempt to destroy American Independence. The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Rt. 22 in Hillsdale, approximately one-half mile south of the light at the intersection of Rts. 22 and 23. For information on hours, events, call 518-325-4101, or visit the library’s website at

Explore Columbia County Outdoors

On Sunday, March 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join CLC naturalists for guided walk at the new Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage trail, which connects the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site to the Luykas Van Alen house while passing by Roxbury Farm. The 3-mile out and back trail includes forests and fields with beautiful farm views. It is open to all ages and is Free. To register, go to or contact Jenny Brinker at 518-392-5252 at ext. 210.

Hear a Pianist

On Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 pm at teh Hudson Opera House, the New York Times Jenny Lin returns to HOH to celebrate her newest release, Get Happy. Ms. Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her concerts have taken her to Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Kennedy Center, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and festivals worldwide. Get Happy is a collection of familiar show tunes and new arrangements. The result is a tribute not just to Lin’s clever programming and impeccable pianism, but also to the many arrangers commissioned, including André Previn, Stephen Hough, and Marc-André Hamelin. The program is organized around the work of Stephen Hough (Carousel Waltz, March of the Siamese Children, My Favorite Things, and Hello, Young Lovers) and Earl Wild (all Gershwin—I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and Fascinatin’ Rhythm). For ticket cost, tickets and/or more information visit their website out at

March Madness Portrait Promotion

Photographics Solution offering a March Madness Portrait Session. All portrait sessions on their new backdrop are $99. Includes an hour session, live proofing, 8×10 and two 5×7 prints. All photos uploaded to an online gallery for more orders al la carte. If you refer a friend and they book a session in March, you earn a free 11×14 Canvas Gallery Wrap ($40 value!) and…get in the running for a free 3D Gallery Block ($250 value!!!!) Share this with your friends and book today! (518)-929-7378. Visit their website at

See a Show

The Ghent Playhouse presents “Lettice and Lovage” Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten! As docent at Fustian Hall, “the dullest house in England”, Lettice Duffet employs “the 3 E’s” to give visitors the memorable tour they deserve. But when fiction and fact collide, heads will roll! The show runs from March 15 through March 31. For time, tickets or more information contact The Ghent Playhouse at 518-800-838-3006 or visit their website at

An Early 19th Century Tea Party

On Saturday, March 16 at the Vanderpoel House of History from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Columbia County Historical Society is joining forces with Clermont State Historic Site to put on a tea party… right out of a Jane Austen novel! Special tea blends, elegantly-displayed foods, live music, and dancing instruction, all set in the graceful architecture of the Vanderpoel mansion. This program is inspired by the elegant evening tea parties thrown by high society in the early 1800s. Regency-era costumes are encouraged for those who wish to get in the spirit – but certainly not required. Reservations are required. $30/person. Vanderpoel House of History is located at 16 Broad Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook. For reservations call 518-758-9265. For more information visit their website at

“Spring Fling” at the Winery

Hudson-Chatham Winery is having a “Spring Fling” on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Join them for their “Spring Fling” and release party for several new items. There will be food from Factory Tamales. They are located at 1900 Route 66 in Ghent. For more information visti them at their website at

Helsinki on Broadway

On Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm see Donna McKechnie “Same Place:Another Time” . “Same Place: Another Time”, Donna McKechnie’s bright, brassy new cabaret show is a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Donna celebrates this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, and Stephen Sondheim. For more information visit Helsinki Hudson’s website at

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