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Ten Things to do in April

Re-Opening Weekend of the Greenhouse Cidery
We’re back! Or rather, we’re re-opening for the 2019 season! Live Music, Hard Cider, NYS Craft Beer, Food Truck, Games and Free S’mores!!  Our farm cidery is located behind The Chatham Berry Farm in a retrofitted greenhouse. This one of a kind & lively environment is the perfect place to unwind with family & friends, indulge in a good drink & savor the weekend!  Enjoy one of our unique small-batch hard ciders or New York State craft beer.  2019 Greenhouse Cidery Hours:  Fridays: 6pm-9pm, Saturdays: 1pm-5pm and Sundays:1pm-5pm

The Copake Quintet
On Sunday, April 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at The Beekman Arms, The Two of Us Productions presents The Copake Quintet.  Classic songs from the Great American Songbook, Pop and Jazz Tunes and Broadway Show Tunes.  There will be music for dancing as well as listening!  Beekman Arms is located at 6837 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.  Contact number is 845-876-7077.

Tribute to Agnes Varda Mini Festival
Saturday, April 13, 2:30 pm – Monday, April 15, 9:00 pm.  Curated by Laurence Kardish, former Senior Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art NY & Co-Artistic Director, Film Columbia.  PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is honored to present a three-day mini-film festival celebrating the life and work of multi-award winning film auteur Agnès Varda. Varda has helped define modern cinema over her astonishing 60-year career and earned accolades from her peers, film critics, and fans alike. The Agnès Varda mini-film festival at PS21 runs Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, festival schedule & tickets at PS21chatham.org.

Third Annual Beer Tasting
Announcing the Third Annual Beer Tasting on Saturday, April 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to benefit High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center to be held at The Barn at Liberty Farms located at 60 Ostrander Road in Ghent.  Cost is $30 per person at the door.  Featured will be local craft breweries and wood fired pizza from Berkshire Bakes and SoMa Catering.  To register visit www.high-n-mighty.org.

The Ghent Playhouse
The Ghent Playhouse presents “A View from the Bridge,” a classic America tragedy by celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, directed by Aaron Holbritter. This landmark drama has timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream. “A View from the Bridge” runs March 29-April 14. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org.

Girls Night Out
The Two of Us Productions presents:  A night of mystery and mayhem with Girls’ Night Out on Saturday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. Four women, on their way to an evening at the theatre, stop for dinner at the establishment owned by the ex-husband of one of them. Between the salad and entrée, he ends up dead. Each has a reason to wish him dead; perhaps one did more than wish. Perhaps it was one of the other guests. Only unwinding the plot will tell which one is the murderer.  For more information visit www.thetwoofusproductions.org.

Easter Egg Hunt
Join Fidelis Care, Love Apple Farm and Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy for an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 19 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, free petting zoo, playground, refreshments, prizes and giveaways (while supplies last).  Love Apple Farm is located at 1421 State Route 9H in Ghent.

TEA CLASSES with VERDIGRIS TEA’S KIM BACH
Learn from the best!  Come join Verdigris Tea’s founder and tea expert extraordinaire, Kim Bach, as she teaches the basics of tea – its origin, harvesting, import, and, most importantly, preparation and taste.  Sat. April 20th – 5-7pm – Japanese Teas.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED  Each class will include cupping techniques – the standard way to sample teas professionally. Participants will be led through the process of looking at teas both dry and wet, using the senses to analyze the tea and finally, observing how to brew the leaves properly, then tasting the result. Also included will be a discussion of regional characteristics, history and tips on how to select the best that region has to offer.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IN-STORE EVENT.  The fee is $50.00 for all three classes or  $20.00 per class.   Payable in advance.  As part of the entry fee, each class member will receive 3 1-oz. packets of the evening’s featured teas AND a 10% discount on any purchases made that evening.  Register now by calling 518.828.3139.

Do you like Poetry?
Poetry In Other Words, Chatham Bookstore, Saturday, April 27, 7–9 pm. Eighth annual celebration of poetry in many languages. Recite, read, listen to poems from around the world. Refreshments. Free. Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. For more information, 518-392-3005. https://chathambookstore.com/

The Grins and Grins Comedy Juggling Show
The Comedy Juggling Show will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 am at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.  Take two world-class jugglers and add in a fire safety program and what do you get?  A really fantastic show at the Museum!  Erin and Ray will present a fire safety juggling show the whole family will never forget.  Erin and Ray have performed shows all over the world.  They have even shared the stage with, David Letterman on the Late Show and performed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.  Join in the interactive, family friendly juggling extravaganza!  For more information visit www.fasnyfiremuseum.com.

Music in the Stacks: Bangla Band Moyna with Palbasha Siddique
Sunday, April 28, 4-5:30pm. The library’s new Music in the Stacks series features five concerts performed in the library throughout 2019 and hosted by Hudson area youth. These concerts reflect a diversity of style, culture, and music; giving the community new musical experiences and opportunities for cultural exchange. Audience members will receive cultural passports encouraging them to attend all five concerts. This concert is in conjunction with the Bangladeshi New Year, a Bangla band headlined by Siddique Palbasha will perform traditional and modern Bangladeshi music curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and hosted by Hudson Muslim Youth.  For more information about the library visit http://hudsonarealibrary.org/.

Concerts in the Village
Concerts in the Village presents the Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) of Johannes Brahms, with the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra, and soloists Heather Green and Richard Byrne. 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 14 at Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106.  $20 contribution, with students and children free. Handicapped accessible.  For further information and reservations: www.concertsinthevillage.org or 518-758-6869.

22nd Year of Tap New York
This great event of Tap New York will be held on April 27 & 28.  New York’s largest and longest running Craft Beer Festival.  Best rates available online at TAP-NY.com.  Group rates available for Sunday, April 28.  120 + Craft Brewers and 400 + NY Craft Beers.  There will be live music!  All you can eat!  Food is included with ticket.  This will all take place at Hunter Mountain.  For more information visit tapnewyork.com.

Get Your Tickets for Cabaret for a Cause!
The Cabaret will feature performances by Nellie Rustick Meier – Event Singer, Columbia County Youth Theatre – CCYT and others!
There is a sit down dinner with three meal choices, silent auction and more!  The doors open at 5:00 pm (Cash Bar available all evening), 6:00 pm Dinner will be served and program begins.  Cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door if seating is available
Get your tickets to help support a great cause at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cabaret-for-a-cause-tickets-56222717662?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR2xtJ7sxrMsHG7dpL_a4haA6b9JJt6BXgA-oE8bVr0x87KxLvViIg0xqVE.  For more information about Our Community Cares visit www.ourcommunitycarescc.org.

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