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Ten Things to do in May

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Captialand Chorus Performs
The Capitaland Chorus of Albany performs a free, four-part a cappella concert May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Culture Hall at Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66 in Ghent.  The Capitaland Chorus is an award-winning chapter in Region 15 of Sweet Adelines International. They are an all-women’s barbershop chorus with more than 45 members of all ages, with varying interests, backgrounds and occupations who live and work in six counties in and around the Capital District. The Capitaland Chorus has performed at many Capital District venues including Proctor’s Theater, the Saratoga Arts Festival, Albany Tulip Festival, Troy Music Hall and Schenectady Central Park.

Project: OM
Bodhi Holistic Spa and Yoga
to participate in World’s largest yoga event of 1 million participants to benefit Susan G. Komen®   to  Support Breast Cancer Research and Community Programs.  Manduka, the world’s most respected brand in yoga, and Susan G. Komen, the largest funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government, have partnered to launch “project:OM,” a mindful movement to drive positive change on an epic level.  Project:OM’s debut event, taking place Mother’s Day weekend – Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14 – gathers one million people to participate in the world’s largest yoga class.  The local project:OM class will take place at  Bodhi Holistic Spa, Located at  543 Warren Street in downtown Hudson, NY at 6:00 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2017.   All participants are encouraged to give a suggested minimum donation of $10 in support of Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce the current number of U.S. breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.  To reserve a spot visit

Exhibition Opening Day at Olana

EXHIBITION OPENING DAY on Sunday, May 14 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Free House & Landscape Tours Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Health A new art exhibition called OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana debuts at Olana State Historic Site on Sunday, May 14. The exhibition includes an outdoor, interactive installation called Penetrable.  It’s a perfect activity for mom and the kids on Mother’s Day!  Discover more and reserve at

Annual Spring Book and Plant Sale
The Claverack Free Library holds its annual spring book and plant sale on May 12, 13 and 14. The weekend offers book lovers the region’s largest selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles and children’s books, all organized by subject beneath the tents.  A special preview reception will be held on Friday, May 12 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. For a $10 entry fee, buyers will enjoy refreshments and have first choice of all books at early bird (double) pricing.  The book sale runs on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and on Sunday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  Featured at the sale on Saturday are live plants – vegetable, annuals and perennials – as well as an offering of high-quality gardening and landscape design books. Luncheon is served on Saturday and homemade baked goods are available. Also offered on Saturday are free activities for children. The library is located at 629 State Route 23B, Claverack, New York. For more information, please contact the Claverack Free Library at, 518-851-7120, or stop in during library hours.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Falls
Mother’s Day Brunch!  Sunday May 14, 2017 from 11:00-2:30 at The Falls (158 Union Turnpike Hudson, NY 12534).  The price is $41.95 per person and children 6-12 are half price (children 6 and under are free). There will be 2 carving stations, a pasta station, seafood station, made to order omelet station, waffle station with all the toppings, dessert bar, and much much more.  Reservations are required and due no later than May 7, 2017. You can either call518-456-8000 to place your reservation or email me. Thank you so much and I hope you can join us for an amazing Mother’s Day Brunch.  Click here for menu.

Mother’s Day Buffet at The Vanderbilt House
Treat your mom to Buffet at The Vanderbilt House on Sunday, May 14 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  Cost is $29.00 per person.  Please call to make a reservation at 518-672-9993.  They are located at 161 Main Street in Philmont.
See a Show
The Two of  Us Productions, the award winning theater based in Columbia County presents RUMORS, by Neil Simon
, May 19th through May 28th, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm.  The well-equipped Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills is located at 73 County Route 11A in Craryville, NY.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families.  For advance reservations visit or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early for the best seats on the date you want!

Salon Concert
The Hudson Area Library invites you to attend a Salon concert, “English Songs by French Composers” to benefit the library, on Saturday, May 20 at 5:00 pm at a private home in Hudson.  Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by visiting or calling 518-828-1792 x101.  Location of benefit concert will be given upon reservation.  Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be provided following the performance when attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artists.

Reading at Chatham Bookstore
Barbara Bonner Reads from Book on Courage, Sunday, May 21, 2–4 p.m. Author and nonprofit consultant Barbara Bonner reads from her new book, “Inspiring Courage” (Wisdom Publications). A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Live at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Refreshments. Free. For more information, call 518-392-3005.

The Ghent Playhouse Presents True West
The Ghent Playhouse proudly presents True West written by Sam Shepard and directed by Patrick White from May 19 – June 4.  Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.  In this funny, dangerous and profound play, two estranged and seemingly different brothers are reunited after five years at their mother’s home in California.  A visit from Hollywood film producer creates a power shift between the two, thrusting the paly into verbal and physical violence as the brothers fight for  possession and control.  The Ghent Playhouse is located at 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent.  To make a reservation visit or call 800-838-3006.

Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival
At the Columbia County Fairgrounds on May 27 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm & May 28 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm is the Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival.  The festival will feature the five Berkshire Trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries.  Delicious food for sale and sampling, including gourmet cheeses, creameries, baked goods, grass fed meat producers and more.  Browse various artisan booths while enjoying live music.  For more information visit

PS21 Announces 2017 Schedule of Events
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham is happy to announce its 2017 program of music, dance, and live theater. Opening Night of this, their twelfth season, will be a performance by Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express. Other season highlights include The Rory Block Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend, classical piano concerts featuring Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by Simone DInnerstein and Chopin’s Preludes performed by Lincoln Mayorga. In addition, there will be play readings and films about the American immigrant experience. Rounding out the season is the month-long Chatham Dance Festival, which features some of today’s most influential dance companies and a month-long Parson Dance residency. Visit or call 518.392.6121 for more information. To order tickets, please visit or call 1-800-838-3006.

Mac-Haydn Theatre Box Office is Open
A sure sign that summer is coming happens May 1, when The Mac-Haydn Theatre Box Office opened for the season.  Pre-season box office hours will be 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily   The professional musical theatre season opens on May 25 for the 49th Season with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”!  You can order single tickets, season subscriptions and groups for all seven musicals as well as the Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre productions and Mac-Haydn Monday’s shows.  You can call the box office to order tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit their website at where you can also find a list of all the upcoming shows for the season.

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