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10 Things to Do in May

Holmquest Open House

Holmquest Open House on Saturday, May 3.  A wide range of vegetable plants, herbs, annuals and perennials, hanging baskets, and Easy Grow self-watering planters – Go to www.HolmquestFarms.com for a 10% discount coupon to use this Saturday  only – 8 am to 5:30 pm – Holmquest Farms & Greenhouse, 516 Spook Rock Road (Route 29), Greenport

Community Journey Dance

Community Journey Dance with Courtney Tribble on Sunday, May 4 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm at Bodhi Spa and Yoga.  If you love to dance and spend time with your family!  This is your chance!  All ages are welcome…..Intergenerational Conscious Dance.  Cost is $15 or $20/family.  For more information visit their website at www.bodhiholisticspa.com.

Think Spring and Farmer’s Market Openings

Saturday, May 3 is the opening day of the Hudson Farmer’s Market with purveyors of fresh produce, prepared foods and more.  They will be at the corner for sixth & Columbia Streets from 9:00 am – 1:00 am.  For more information visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.org.  It is also the opening day of of Kinderhook Farmer’s Market.  Local crafters, music, Maypole Dance for kids, great vendors and much more!  For more information visit www.kinderhookfarmersmarket.com.

Gallery Exhibition and Opening

As Above So Below, May 3 – June 15, 2014.  Opening Reception on Saturday, May 3 from 4:00 -6:00 pm with light refreshments and music; Peter Acheson; Martha Lloyd; Tony Martin and Larry Webb.  Thompson Giroux Gallery is pleased to announce “As Above So Below” an exhibition featuring the work of Peter Acheson, Martha Lloyd, Tony Martin and Larry Webb.  Gallery hours: Thursday – Monday, 11am – 5pm, open late on Fridays till 7pm. Thomson Giroux Gallery is located at 57 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037.  For more information please visit www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336.

Dr. Teshna Beaulieu reads from “Fit for Love”

Dr. Teshna Beaulieu reads from “Fit for Love” at Chatham Bookstore on Saturday, May 10. Philmont chiropractor Teshna Beaulieu will read from her book, “Fit for Love,” on Saturday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q and A will follow a brief reading and demonstration of the approach used in the book. Live at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Free. Refreshments. For more information, call 518-392-3005. http://chathambookstore.com/

Spring Planting Day with Dan Zanes

Join the Sylvia Center and Dan Zanes from Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes and Friends to celebrate the coming of spring on Saturday, May 10 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  They will be singing songs, planting seeds and getting the Children’s Learning Garden ready for a busy season of tasting, learning and growing.  All ages are welcome.  Rain or Shine!  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the farm or pre-order a boxed lunch for the day of the event.  For more information visit http://sylviacenter.org/headline/spring-planting-day-2014/

Mother’s Day Rose Sale
Saturday, May 10th is the day for the Mother’s Day Rose Sale, a benefit for the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library. 10 stems for $20.00. Big, beautiful roses.  A bouquet to make your Mom (or wife, or partner) smile.  Roses that are full, ready to open into huge blossoms.  10 stems – wrapped and beribboned.  Pink only.  Freshly cut blooms, 16” tall.  Buy one bouquet or buy several.  Pre-order between now and Friday, May 9th, at www.HudsonAreaLibrary.org using PayPal, or if you prefer to pay by cash or check, you can stop by the library. All purchases will be reserved in your name for pick up in front of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, corner of Warren St. & 4th on Saturday, May 10th between 11am and 4pm.  Rose bouquets will also be available for sale at the table on the 10th while supplies last.

Dinner with Music @ Solaris 

Camphill Hudson is proud to host, Dinner with Music at Solaris May 16th at 6:30pm. The sumptuous  3 course meal will be served by Camphill Hudson and friends in the warm inviting dining room downstairs in the beautiful 20th century townhouse on Warren street.  A not to be missed performance by The Sweetlife Jazz Project (lead singer Anneice Cousin) will follow mesmerizing you as you sit back with full bellies and enjoy their music. $20/ person please book in advance as seating is limited, contact Jody Brookes at 518-567-9854.

Cabaret and Film Songs of Franz Waxman

On Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 pm at the Hudson Opera House. Robert Osborne, bass-baritone/Richard Gordon, piano.  Robert Osborne, an admired favorite on the American concert and opera scene, performs the cabaret and film songs of Franz Waxman.  Waxman is best known for his scores for such iconic films as The Philadelphia Story, Bride of Frankenstein, and Sunset Boulevard, as well as his celebrated Carmen Fantasie for the film Humoresque.  This entertaining cabaret will survey Waxman’s greatest songs in German, French and English.  Admission: $20/adults.  For more information visit their website at www.hudsonoperahouse.org.

Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

The Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival on May 24 & May 25 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham.  Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries from New York & Massachusetts.  There will also be food, raffles, bounce house, horse & pony rides for the kids and Local and Regional Food Producers.  Ticket information is available online at www.hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com.

Olde Kinderhook Fair

Olde Kinderhook Fair will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Rain or Shine.  Admission is free.  The fair is held in the Kinderhook Village Square.  The day includes:  Craft Vendors, Farmer’s Market, Ichabod Crane Art Department exhibit and Kinderhook Reformed Church Pancake breakfast & plant swap/sale.   Vanderpoel House of History open house from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Live music, fyfe & drum muster behind the House of History & Parade at noon.  Food Vendors & bouncy ride for the kids.  Fun for the whole family.  For more information visit www.kinderhookbusiness.com.

To submit an event for the June 10 Things, please email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com.

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