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August Ten Things to Do!

Open Performance of Collaborative Works

On Saturday, August 3 at 5:00 pm, Omi’s International Music Residents share
their collaborative works created in residence.  The Music Omi
International Musicians Residency Programs provide fellowships to 13
world-class musicians to come to Omi in order to write music for one another,
share ideas, perform their works and explore their own musical visions. Taking
place in the Fields.  For more information, please visit their website at or call 518-392-4747

Do You Love Cars?

On Saturday, August 3,  American
Joint Care Foundation
will be hosting its 11th Annual Car Show on
the premises of the Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 1
Whittier Way, Ghent, NY 12075 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Car
registration is $10.00  Entertainment by “Route 66 Band”.
Art and craft vendors are welcome.  Food concessions will be on
site.  Come join us for a wonderful day.  FREE ADMISSION TO THE
PUBLIC!  Event proceeds will benefit residents of the Whittier
Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center and Whittier Place.  For more
information please contact Eileen Pastore 518-281-1046.

Hudson Valley Bounty “Taste of” Dinner
The region’s culinary event of the season, Hudson Valley Bounty “Taste
of” Dinner will be held on Monday, August 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Admission is $75/adults, $50/HVB members, $25/children 12 and under.
It is a popular fundraising event for Hudson Valley Bounty.  The event
returns to the Columbia County Fairgrounds this summer to commemorate its
original founders and continue to raise funds to support the community efforts
of Hudson Valley Bounty.  Celebrated area chefs will be paired with expert
farmers to showcase a wide range of food grown and prepared in the Hudson
Valley.  More than 20 restaurant chefs will prepare dishes alongside
tasting tables featuring local winemakers and brewers.  Participants will
feature ample “tastes” of more than 30 recipes including everything from
appetizers and salads to main courses and desserts.  For more information
visit their website at

Sangria Fest

What’s more refreshing – and fun – in the sweet summertime than fruit-filled sangrias? The Hudson-Chatham Winery will be featuring 5 different kinds made with a variety of its wines and lots of fresh fruit on Saturday, August 10th for its 6th Annual Sangria Festival!  You can listen to live flamenco guitar music by the Capital Region’s own Maria Zemantauski and Jose Miralles. There will be lots of delicious food, including tamales, burritos, tortilla chips & watermelon salsa made with local ingredients from the folks at Block Factory Tamales. Tony’s Grilled Pizza truck will be here, too, with amazing grilled pizzas, French fries, and fried dough. There will also be a henna tattoo artist and some additional vendors for shopping fun.  Winery hours on August 10 are 11 am to 6 pm, with flamenco music playing til about 5, and a local band “bringing it home” in the early evening. There is no admission fee. The cost is $5 for tasting the selection of sangrias, and $5 for a glass of your favorite sangria. Other vendor offerings are priced by their providers.  The winery is located at 1900 State Route 66 in Ghent, NY. For more information, visit the website at, or call 518-392-WINE.
See a Show

The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc. presents “The Little Whorehouse in
Texas” , August 8 – 11 and August 14-18.  Admission:
$28/matinee, $29-30/adult, $12/under 12.  Everything’s bigger in Texas,
including the laughs and fun.  Twenty Fans are turnin’ as The Chicken
Ranch tries to outlast the over-zealous watchdog evangelist trying to close it
down.  Kathy Halenda returns to Mac-Haydn for her liveliest, most touching
role as Miss Mona.  The foot-stompin’ and tender songs: “Bus From
Amarillo, Hard Candy Christmas, Good Ol’Girl, Twenty-Four Hours of Lovin’” and
boot-scootin’ dancing fun.  For times, tickets or more information call 518-392-9292
or visit their website at

Hudson Music Festival

3rd Annual Hudson Music Festival – August 9 – 11.  Events will be
happening Friday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm and
Sunday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  There will be tented stages in the
Seventh Street Park, Pocket Park next to Mexican Radio, Parking Lot at 454
Warren, Parking Lot at 413 Warren, in front of 347, and in Ackerman Appliance
Parking Lot at 217 Warren Street.  Helsinki will have their stage and
Courtyard available.  You will also find music at several local
businesses.  There will be about 150 acts representing over 350 musicians,
in Hudson.  For more detailed information visit their website at

Jazz Workshop Concert

7th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert at the Hudson Opera House on
Sunday, August 11.  3:00 pm free preconcert talk; 3:30 pm Concert – Cost
is $10/$8 Seniors and HOH Members, Students are free.  Jazz Workshop
Concert features pianist Armen Donelian, saxophonist Marc Mommaas, with Special
Guest NEA Jazz Master Vocalist Sheila Jordan and participants of the Hudson
Jazz Workshop. Call Hudson Jazzworks at 518-822-1640 for further details. Made
possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New
York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants
Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts in partnership with the
Columbia County Council on the Arts.  For more information about the
Hudson Opera House call 518-822-1438 or visit their website at

Attend a Reading

Jeanne Crane reads from “Celtic Spirit” at Chatham Bookstore on Friday, August
9 at 5:00 pm
“Celtic Spirit:  A Wee Journey to the Heart of it All”.  An inspiring
travel story of fictional characters visiting present-day Ireland, the book
explores the “thin places” (sacred sites) of Ireland. A conversation with
Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q and A will follow a brief reading. Live
at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY.  There will be
refreshments.  For more information, call 518-392-3005. This reading is

Full Moon Paddle

This month, our regular Tuesday evening paddle club combines with our monthly
Full Moon paddle on August 20th. We will meet at 6:00 pm  and go for
a 2 hour tour (stand-up paddle board or kayak).  The cost is $60
per person , which includes rentals,  food & refreshments after
tour enjoy fire and the river side.  A great
time will be had by all!   And as always weather
permitting!  For more information call them at 518-755-4052.

Murder Mystery Cruise

On Saturday, August 24th, Hudson Cruises brings Murder Mystery along with The
Two of Us Productions onto the Hudson River. Boarding starts at 6:30pm in
Hudson for a 7:00 pm-9:30 pm Murder Mystery Cruise. We have a full cash bar for
all your cocktail needs along with a buffet of hoer-dourves. Tickets are on
sale now for $45 per person. For tickets or more information call
518-822-1014.  Limited amount of tickets available so call now!!

“The Buzzards: Rockabilly!”

On Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 pm you can see the The Buzzards perform
at PS21.  Admission: $12/adults, $10/members, $8/students.  The
Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly hot spot.  They are the house
band at the Bayou in Long Island and have performed more than ten times at the
Gold Coast Casino and Orleans Casino in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas
Rockabilly Weekend.  For more information or to purchase
tickets visit their website at or call 518-392-6121.

You’re invited to a Sunset Soiree

The Sunset Soiree came to be when one of the newest shops on Warren
Street, Harvey’s Counter located at 443 Warren Street in Hudson, wanted to have
an opening and invite all their new friends.  Alex, the owner of
Harvey’s Counter  decided to invite all of her closest shop neighbors to
join in and make it a Sunset Soiree.  On Thursday, August 8 from 7:00
– 9:00 pm join in and take advantage of specials and be the first to see a
new item hit the shelf that day.  While you are enjoying a summer cocktail
(and maybe some other surprises) you can get down to 60’s soul rarities played
by DJ Mr Chips.  Come out shop, drink and meet some new people.

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