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10 Things to do in September

Taste of Hudson

4th Annual Taste of Hudson will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Over twenty City of Hudson restaurants, cafes, bakeries and food retailers offer “tastings” of select menu items that highlight the diverse cuisine and dining opportunities in Hudson.  Graze your way through appetizers, entrees, gourmet coffee, teas, cheeses, ethnic and comfort foods, baked goods, soups and desserts.  Taste of will take place under the big tent on Warren Street between Second and Third Streets.  For more information visit or call 518-828-8750.  Event is rain or shine.

See a Show

From September 7 to September 23 The Theater Barn Presents “The Little Dog Laughed”. 
This devastatingly funny play with dizzy irresistible writing will bring down the house.  It follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star, and his hard-driving devilish agent Diane as she tries to help him navigate Hollywood’s choppy waters.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit The Theatre Barn website at or call 518-794-8989.

Attend a Book Reading

Activist Richard Kirsch reads and discusses new book on health care reform, Sunday, September 9, 2–4 pm. Richard Kirsch, Rockefeller Institute of Government, reads and discusses his new book, Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States, on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Refreshments. For more information, call 518-392-3005. Free.

 Participate in a Tennis Tournament

Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation 38th Annual Francis Greenberger Tennis Tournament, on Saturday, September 15th beginning at 8:00 am.  The tennis tournament will be taking place at the Old Chatham Tennis Club in Old Chatham, NY.  For more information on purchasing sponsorships or tickets for the 2012 tournament, please contact Gina Orlando at 518-828-8239.

Movie Night Under the Stars

On Saturday, September 15 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm the Hudson-Chatham Winery will have a movie night under the stars.  Come to the winery for an outdoor showing of the wine movie classic, “Bottle Shock”, starring Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, and Alan Rickman.  Bring chairs and a blanket.  Admission is $10 for the movie and a glass of wine.  Carlucci Simons Catering will be here with lots of picnic foods for before and during the screening. For more information visit their website or call 518-392-WINE.

 Take a Farm Tour in Ancram

On Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm there will be a Farm Tour in Ancram for all ages.  Enjoy a self-guided bike tour or driving tour of Ancram farms featuring tours, milking demonstrations, tastings and much much more.  This tour is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Ancram Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Committee.  For more information, contact Lauren Haberland at 518-329-5252 ext. 214.  For more information about the Columbia Land Conservancy visit their website at

Dance inspired by Children’s Stories

On Saturday, September 15 The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company presents: Dance inspired by Children’s Stories from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the Wagon House Education Center at Olana State Historic Site.  The cost is $5/adults and free to children under 12.  A dance performance inspired by children’s authors and illustrators Maurice Sendak, Thomas Locker, and Hudson Talbott.  Rain date: 9/16 – 2-3pm.  For more information about Olana visit their website at or call 518-828-1872 x 109.

Family Farm Day

On Sunday, September 9 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Katchkie Farm they are having a Family Farm Day.  Cost is $25/parent-child pair, $35/parent and 2 children.  Come play with them in the children’s garden.  You’ll get up-close and personal with the plants, pick some fresh, ripe veggies and then we’ll make lunch!  How about a freshly baked pizza with garden zucchini and herbs?  Or a Katchkie egg frittata with tomatoes and peppers?  Share the farm to table experience with us!  Pre-registration is required.  For children ages 5 and up – must be accompanied by an adult.  Katchkie Farm is located in Kinderhook.  For more information about Katchkie Farm visit their website at

Attend an Apple Festival

On September 22, the Germantown Lions Club in conjunction with the Germantown Park Commission will be hosting the Hudson Valley Apple Festival in Germantown, a stone’s throw away from Hudson.  The festival gates open at 10:00 am and include craft and food vendors, apple art and baking contests, wine tasting, games, hayrides, a car show, an apple crate derby, hay bale maze and lots of apple themed family fun.  More information may be found at www.hudsonvalleyapple or by calling 518-537-6687, Austin Sullivan. 

Listen to Music

On Saturday, September 29 at Helsinki Hudson, Michelle Shocked will perform at 9:00 pm.  The fabulous and wildly talented… Michelle Shocked.  She is swimming between folk, bluegrass, and good ol’ dirty rock n’ roll, Shocked maintains the ceaseless spirit of a raconteur.  Her unforgiving political commentary only enhances this, and her stories and song achieve the boundlessness of the tall-tales.  For more information about Helsinki Hudson visit their website at or call them at 518-828-4800.

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