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Ten Things to do in August

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 See a Show

Mac-Haydn Theatre
presents The Producers from August 13 – 23.  This record breaking Mel Brooks hit took home its Tony Award fro BEST Musical in 2001.  It is sure to please everyone and keep you laughing until the very end.  Only Mel Brooks could produce this bonanza of laughs as a show that should flop becomes a hit and spoils Max and Leo’s plans to take the money and run!  Admission $31/matinee, $33-$34/adults, $14/children under 12.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Take a Cruise

Friday, August 14 from 5:30 – 10:30 pm the Iron Horse Cigar Depot presents our 1st Annual Hudson River Cigar Cruise on the Spirit of the Hudson Boat.  Loading will begin at the Hudson Waterfront Park at 5:30 pm and set sail shortly after.  Cigar smokers will be able to smoke two premium hand rolled cigars provided by Perdomo Cigar Company on the upper deck of the Spirit while Hors d’ oeuvres and buffet BBQ dinner catered by our friends at the Quarry Steak House along with cash bar, all available on the lower deck.  Jazz music will be playing during our cruise for your enjoyment.  Tickets for the River Cruise will be $100.00 per person and they are limited and available through the Iron Horse Cigar Depot at 518-828-1505 or visit their website at

Gallim Dance

PS21 presents Gallim Dance, Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15 at 8:00pm. This dynamic Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company brings an inventive combination of quick wit, movement, introspection, and technical virtuosity to PS21’s exceptional outdoor space at 2980 Route 66 in the Town of Chatham. “The works we do have an emotional or narrative thread that tie together the abstraction of movement with ideas of universal human experiences that audiences recognize,” explained founder, artistic director and choreographer Andrea Miller. “They don’t need to know anything about dance to feel or experience the dance.” This show is part of the Chatham Dance Festival, which runs throughout the month of August at PS21.  Tickets for the Friday and Saturday performances of Gallim Dance are $30 general admission, $25 PS21 members and $18 students. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.

Outdoor Flea Market

On Saturday, August 15 at Beaver Mill Antiques will host an Outdoor Flea Market.  They are located at 3045 Main Street, Valatie.  Stop by to check out great deals on antiques, collectibles, antique estate and costume jewelry and discounted items from their shop.  They will host one on the third Saturday of each month May through September.  For more information or to reserve a space as a vendor, call 518-331-5334.  While you are there make sure to stop by and visit their neighbor Great Finds.  You can also check out their website at

Raise the Roof! – The Hudson Area Library’s FIRST Gala

On Saturday, August 15, stroll the grounds of beautiful Gioia Farm, less than 5 miles from Hudson.  Sip cocktails to the sounds of live jazz, then enjoy a catered meal al fresco with chirping crickets as a background. Take in the scenic landscape of the surrounding countryside.  Silent auction items include a private tour of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum with a lunch in the Member’s Dining Room, a one-week condo time-share in San Francisco,  and a private lunch with Assemblymember Didi Barrett.  Ticket holders will have an opportunity to invest in specially selected items for the Library, then kick up their heels and dance in the Barn.  A bonfire and s’mores included! To purchase tickets and support the Library make its  move to the Armory, go to

A Reading by Wayne Koestenbaum & Dave King

On Saturday, August 15 at CR10 at 4:00 pm, Wayne Koestenbaum will read from his forthcoming book, The Pink Trance Notebooks, as well as from other published and unpublished prose and poetry.  Dave king will read from his recently completed book, The Beast and Beauty.  Suggested donation or $10.  For more information visit

Dutch Influence on the American Kitchen

A Delicious Presentation:  “The Dutch Influence on the American Kitchen” on Sunday, August 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Cost is $14.00.  Enjoy a delicious new twist to our Annual Membership Meeting and Presentation program on Sunday, August 16 starting at 2:00 pm in the Morey-Devereaux Barn.  This unique presentation will feature author and food historian, Peter G. Rose and hearth cooking expert, Lavada Nahon.  For more information visit

MELT at Bodhi

MELT w/Karden Rabin on August 22 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Bodhi Holistic Spa, Yoga & Salon.  This is all-levels workshop will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT hand and foot treatment balls to simulate the results of massage therapy.  Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains and unwanted signs of aging.  Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back stain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance and keep your whole body feeling great at any age.  For more information visit

Open Day at Equine Advocates

Equine Advocates 2015 Open Day on Saturday, August 22 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Spend a few hours walking around and meeting 86 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.  Most of them have been rescued and now are enjoying their life at the sanctuary.  Please feel free to picnic a the pond which is one of the most beautiful spots at the sanctuary.  Admission is free.  However donations are greatly appreciated!  All visitors will have to sign a release form upon arrival.  No pets allowed.  For more information visit their website at

Dance Omi Showing in the Fields

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields on Saturday, August 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Omi’s Dance Residents show works created in collaboration with each other during their stay at Omi.  The residency emphasizes process over product, so the artists will present the fruits of their exchange in the form of unique pieces.  Each year’s iteration varies, but almost always involve site-specific performance events leading hundreds of visitors throughout Omi’s beautiful sculpture park.  Free and open to the public.  Made possible in part with support from Columbia County Tourism Board.  For more information visit

Car Cruise In & Grand Opening

Advance Auto Parts is holding a Grand Opening & Car Cruise In on August 22 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  All vehicle years, styles and spectators welcome.  There will also be door prize giveaways, raffles, free food and drinks and DJ Music.  They are located on Route 66 in Chatham.

Book Signing

Join Coarc on Friday, August 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Author Jesse A. Saperstein of Atypical and Getting a Life with Asperger’s.  Location will be at Coarc at 630 Route 217 in Mellenville.  Jesse is a author, speaker and autism advocate.  Books will be present for purchase and Jesse will be signing books following his presentation.  Cost of books with autograph will be $20 each.  Please arrive early, a light meal and refreshments will be provided from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  RSVP is required.  Please RSVP to or or call 518-672-4451 x 2056.  For more information about Coarc visit their website at

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