Columbia County Historical Society presents a Zoom Lecture Series: “Early & Diverse New York Subjects” by selected diverse authors, historians and authorities including: Victoria Jimpson-Fludd and Lisa Fludd-Smith; Pieter Estersohn, David Sokosh, Gayle Skluzacek, Dr. Gary Darden and Dr. Andrea Mosterman.  Seven (7) Saturdays late afternoons, beginning January 29th until Saturday May 21st.  Full schedule at  

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Spencertown Academy is offering Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs – $120 for 6 “in person” Sessions on Tuesdays: February 1-March 8, 3:00-5:00pm
Registration Required, – Just a few spots left!
The personal memoir has become one of our most popular genres. Every life is a compelling and unique story. In this workshop, explore how to shape your stories through prompts and feedback. Begin the New Year putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and crafting the memories you’ve been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage!
Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright whose plays include Grant and Twain, Nightingale, Close Ties, Goodbye Freddy, American Beef, Dumping Ground, Priceless, How to Plant a Rose, and Custer’s Luck, produced off-Broadway and at regional theaters. She was Professor of Dramatic Writing at Tisch/NYU.
This course is limited to 12 participants and will be held in person, in the Academy auditorium. Table seating will be well spaced.The Academy has installed Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers in the auditorium. For Covid safety, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test prior to each session, will be required for attendance.  Masks to be worn while in the building.
Kickstart your month outdoors at Olana on Saturday, February 5 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm! Learn more about Olana and its artist-designed landscape during hour-long walking tours beginning at the Wagon House Education Center at the historic farm complex. Each tour will cover a different portion of Olana’s 250-acre landscape and 5 miles of carriage roads. This gentle walk will cover about 1 mile; please wear weather-appropriate apparel and comfortable footwear.  FREE. Limited capacity: Advance registration required.  For more information, please contact or call (518) 751-693.
Virtual Staged Reading of chilling radio dramas from Suspense Theater:  “Two Knives” and “Diary of Saphronia Winters”.  Presented by The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with Friends Of The Copake Grange.

In “A Two Knives” police officer Scott Anderson is a pleasant easy-going chief of police in a small town.  A simple case of arresting a wanted murderer suddenly changes into a perplexing case of a prison cell death and the dead man’s estranged wife showing up to see the body!   Diary of Saphronia Winters” recounts a relaxing Florida vacation where Saphronia is romanced by a handsome thrilling-looking man who owns a large vacation hotel in Maine.  A romantic but quick wedding, a train ride to the secluded hotel Maine, what could possibly go wrong when he invites her out onto the hotel lawn? 
WHEN:   Saturday February 5th, 2022 at 7:00pm

WHERE:  On-line via ZOOM, see both of these thrilling dramas in the comfort of your own home!   

TICKETS:  This performance is free to the public, donations are gratefully accepted.  To R.S.V.P and get your access code please visit 

Curated by Cat Henry, the Hudson Jazz Festival 2022 scheduled for February 10-13 and 17-20  gives voice to artists as they respond to transformative events in our nation’s history and look toward a brighter future.

Held over two weekends in February and featuring performance, art, film, spoken word, and community events; HJF22 honors the spirit of the unofficial Black national anthem Lift Every Voice in a joyous, optimistic celebration of a new era of hope for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Cooper’s Daughter Happenings

On Friday, February 11th we are hosting Hudson Coloring Club at our Cocktail Garden from 5pm-7:30pm for a fun and relaxing evening of coloring some Valentine’s themed artwork created by local artist, Sophia Kabalan. A generous portion of ticket sales will go to support the Hudson New York Senior Center. Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

An oversized fire bowl, propane heaters, two covered patios, hot cocktails/mocktails, and a taco pop up with Hierba Buena will keep you warm! 

This and That Food Truck is serving Sunday brunch all day long on 2/6, 2/20, and 2/27! With menu items such as chocolate chip pancakes, Fruity Pebbles French toast, frittata, and breakfast burritos. Pair brunch with a latte style cocktail or a Ramp Vodka Bloody Mary. (V + GF options) An oversized fire bowl, propane heaters, two covered patios, and hot cocktails/mocktails will keep you warm!

Clermont State Historic Site kids can make and decorate history-themed crafts, make Valentines, or come up with their own creations using Clermont’s craft supplies on Saturday, February 12 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm!  Light instruction is offered, creativity is encouraged.  Please note: Masks are required to attend this event.  The cost of the event is $5 per person. All adults must be accompanied by a child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is extremely limited. Visitors must register in advance.  For more information on Clermont State Historic Site, visit
Join FASNY Fire Museum for a FREE IN-PERSON event: The Firefighter Fran & Firestar Show!  Meet Firefighter Fran and her friend Firestar the Dalmatian on Saturday, February 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, as they present an interactive show on fire safety. The show wraps up with a musical puppet show that will have the whole family “pumped up” about fire safety and prevention!   After the show, meet and greet Firestar, and pose for a picture with this crazy canine. All children will have the opportunity to make a fun fire safety craft with Firefighter Fran and Firestar.  It promises to be a “spotacular” morning at the Museum, so don’t miss it!

Register Now for Winter Art Camp!  Art Omi’s Winter Art Camp, for kids ages 5 – 11, will be held February 21 – 25, 2022. Each day participants will engage in a combination of different activities, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, movement, music, and more! Camp runs from 9 – 3 each day. Register on our website before camp fills up!