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The Two of Us Productions presents A Shayna Maide, Yiddish meaning “pretty girl,” tells the story of the reunion of two sisters after World War II, one having survived the Nazi concentration camps. Produced by The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with The Claverack Free Library. Presented in the intimate The Marylin and Bob Laurie Foundation Gallery at the Claverack Free Library in Claverack, you don’t want to miss this exploration of human strength and frailty punctuated by moments of humor & hope.

Show are May 13th, through 22nd, 2022. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm.  The shows will take place at the Gallery at the Claverack Free Library, located at 629 NY-23B, Claverack, NY 12513, right on the corner of Rt. 23 & Rt. 9H near the traffic. The Claverack Free Library requires masking for these performances. Masks are available for those that need them.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for Students & Seniors. Please call for Group Rates. For advance reservations visit or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early for the best seats on the date you want!

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm – They have something to offer every weekend.  This weekend, Friday: Soft Serve Ice Cream and Friday-Sunday: Misto Food Pop Up

The Cooper’s Daughter Spirits Cocktail Garden ( is open every weekend for farm-to-glass spirit tastings, signature cocktails, beer, wine, and cider. The distillery is also open daily for bottles of bourbon, whiskey, vodka, and liqueur to-go.

Featured Spirits  Black Walnut Bourbon, Smoked Maple Bourbon, Cacao Maple Vodka and Finocchietto Amaro
Friday 4-8 (May 13th):
Supreme Soft Serve is popping up at the distillery this Friday with ice cream and delicious toppings made with the highest quality ingredients. (GF options) 
Friday 4-8 & Saturday/Sunday 12-7 (May 13th, 14th, + 15th): 
Brazilian and Ukrainian fusion featuring all gluten free recipes with farm-to-table ingredients. (GF)

They are located at Address: 284 State Route 23, Claverack, NY 12513


Public Open Days are Back!  Come spend a few hours at Equine Advocates on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm touring our beautiful sanctuary and meeting their rescued horses, donkeys, mules, and ponies, most of whom were saved from abuse, slaughter, and/or neglect. They have graphics posted at each pasture area so you can learn more about our residents and equine issues. Feel free to also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by our pond!  For more information visit

Hudson Brewing Company presents Good ole’ fashioned rock n roll at full volume with Eli’s Gin!  They will play on Saturday, May 14 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.  Hudson Brewing is located at 99 South 3rd Street in Hudson.  Follow their facebook page for upcoming events

The Proprietors Social – Hudson Hall’s Annual Fundraising Gala is on May 14, 2022.  Tickets start at $150 for Cocktails (6-7:30 pm); $300 for dinner (limited capacity).  Proof of vaccination required.  Join local artists in a celebration bash full of the best of Hudson Valley art, performance and farm to table food.  The spring gala is Hudson Hall’s largest fundraiser of the year and a crucial source of funding for our year-long schedule of quality, affordable cultural programs and free community events, youth workshops and artist residencies.

Help us keep the arts accessible to all by purchasing your ticket or making a 


The Ghent Playhouse presents “Last Train to Nibroc,” a funny and touching portrait of the search for happiness. Written by Arlene Hutton and nominated for Best Play in 2000 by the New York Drama League and directed by Sky Vogel, “Last Train to Nibroc” runs May 20-June 5. Tickets are on sale now at

“Last Train to Nibroc” runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 20-June 5. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online only at $23 for members, $28 for nonmembers, and $12 for students, with no additional processing fees. The theatre is located at 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY. For more information, visit or call 518.392.6264. 

For more information about this show or any other, or to learn about upcoming auditions, visit the website, email or call 518.392.6264.


Create and Cook: Family Art Workshop and Virtual Cooking Class with Olana and the Sylvia Center on Saturday, May 21.  Onsite Workshop and Free Meal Kit Pick Up 1:00-2:00pm.  Virtual Cooking Class 4:00-5:30pm
Families are invited to participate in three outdoor walks and art workshops at Olana and virtual healthy cooking classes with The Sylvia Center. During these special two-part programs, families will explore Olana’s landscape together through observation and art activities on Saturday afternoons. After each onsite walk at Olana, meal kits with local produce will be distributed for the virtual cooking class, led by The Sylvia Center. Later that evening, families will take the lead from a TSC Chef Instructor and will use the ingredients in their meal kits to cook a healthy dinner from the comfort of their own homes.
For families with children 18 and under (children should have adult supervision). Register for one or all three classes. FREE (suggested donation $12). Advance registration at For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-6938. For information about The Sylvia Center please visit or email


Join Hudson Area Library for a Fun Day at Greenport Town Park on Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (rain or shine!).  Greenport Town Park is located at 413 Joslen Blvd.  Families from Greenport, Hudson and beyond are invited to join us for a fun family day at the Greenport Town Park. The day will include music and movement with Abby Lappen, storytime with local authors, folktales and stories with Pamela Badila, crafts and games with Ms. Kathy, book giveaways, and more! This and That Food Truck will have lunch and snacks available for purchase. Geared towards families with children ages 0-6, but all families are welcome.

For more information on this event and the many other great events that Hudson Area Library has to offer visit


The Lucky 5 on Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 pm at the Spencertown Academy.  Tickets now available:  $15 members, $20 general admission
The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music. Included with your ticket is an optional swing dance lesson by Jason Fenton at 7pm prior to the concert.  Visit for more information on the Lucky 5

Note: This concert was originally scheduled to be held outdoors, but due to technical issues beyond our control, it will be will be held indoors at the Spencertown Academy. The Academy has installed multiple Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers, and we will have limited seating in the auditorium. Currently, masks are recommended but not required. However, we will continue to monitor the situation in Columbia County closely and make any adjustments accordingly.


Season Opener, U.S. Premiere: “Re:INCARNATION” by Qudus Onikeku and QDance (Nigeria)
June 3–4.  Tickets:

An ode to the richness of Nigerian culture, ”Re:INCARNATION” celebrates the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth and Africa’s powers of reinvention in a show that draws on Afrobeats, Afro dances, and Black aesthetics. Tickets $40; $35 for PS21 members (ticketing fee waived).

Opening PS21’s 2022 summer season on June 3–4, the QDance Company’s “Re:INCARNATION” is a 2021 dance, music, fashion, and visual art creation that showcases the depth of ancient Yoruba philosophy, mixed with the current Nigerian youth culture and its pure and uncompromising joy. Ten young dancers and two musicians perform the cycle of life with explosive energy, marked by the urban chaos of the Nigerian mega-city, Lagos. “Re:INCARNATION” pays homage to the wealth and profusion of Nigerian music, its Afro-beat roots being currently revisited by dancehall, hip-hop, and electro. This musical genre, introduced and popularized by Fela Kuti, was born of an explosive cocktail of jazz, soul, funk, and traditional African music. In this mix of urban cultures, a reincarnation of the personal trajectories of each of the dancers comes to the fore with their references and memories

Reserve your tickets now!  Mac-Haydn Theatre announces Summer 2022 Season, kicking off on June 23 and running through October 2

The Mac-Haydn Mainstage season will feature A Chorus Line, Urinetown, Kiss Me Kate, Next to Normal, The Full Monty, Xanadu and Forever Plaid.

The Mac-Haydn returns to the full 7-show mainstage schedule has traditionally operated under, after a condensed season in summer 2021 following the theatre’s closure du to the pandemic.  After their successful introduction last season, the 2022 schedule will adopt the “Summer in September” 

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