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Things to Do in July

Old Fashioned Independence Day

A great day for young and old on Wednesday, July 4 from 2:00 – 10:00 pm at Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown.  The day will feature 18th Century Crafts, re-encators, music and entertainment.  Enjoy live music and delicious hot food until you are able to enjoy a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River.  Admission is $10-12.

See a Show

“Mama Mia” at Mach-Haydn.  This mega hit is sure to have you dancing in the aisles — just don’t do it during the blackouts!   As the most requested show in the history of the Mac-Haydn, Mamma Mia has finally arrived to delight you and leave you dancing in the aisles. Packed with hits and glitz, this mega-hit is sure to leave you feeling out of this world.  Running for 3 big weeks and featuring all the biggest Abba hits, Mamma Mia is so much fun, we are certain that once will not be enough to see this joyous musical!  Performances are July 5 – July 22, for tickets call 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org.

Family Barbeque at Love Apple Farm

Love Apple Farm at 1421 Route 9H in Ghent, NY, will host its first Family Barbecue on Friday, July 6 from 4-7 pm at the Love Apple Farm market (rain or shine). The farm fresh and abundant dinner will feature roast pork, salads, side dishes, dessert and drinks. Also featured is locally brewed beer and unlimited beverages. Guests will enjoy live music, and lawn games and lots of time to explore the orchard, pick fruit and shop in the fresh market. Adult tickets are just $20 if purchased before July 4 ($25 after 7/4 and available at the door) and provide one trip through the enormous buffet plus a beer or beverage. Kids 5 and older just $15 and Kids 5 and under eat free. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate summer at your favorite family fruit farm, Love Apple! For more information or details visit www.loveapplefarm.com

Dancing Under the Stars

Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m, enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live, energetic music by Nkumu Katalay overlooking the firefly-lit sculpture park at Omi, in the company of our artists-in-residence and upstate arts community. Celebrate the culmination of this year’s residency in advance of Open Studios the following day! Tickets are $30, and available at artomi.org.

42nd Annual Chatham Summer Fest

This year’s Summer Fest will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  There will be a huge sidewalk sale, artisans & vendors, live entertainment, food, farmers market and kids activities.  For more detailed information visit https://visitchathamny.com/chatham-summerfest/

“Gemini Moon” Art Showing

The Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce the installation of “Gemini Moon”, a special art exhibition in the library’s community room featuring the work of Congolese visionary and artist Ntangou Badila. This show reflects Ntangou’s inner process with creativity and the continuous flow of new interests with endless ideas and potentials for that creativity. The exhibition is composed of paintings, not in one theme or style, but with a number of series in which various styles and themes exist happily and cohesively in the same space informing and conversing with one another.  The opening reception of this exhibition is Tuesday, July 10 at 6pm. The exhibition, which is wheelchair accessible, will be available for viewing during library open hours through August 30, 2018. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.  For more information visit www.hudsonarealibrary.org.

 

Premiere of “Tales of Europe”

The regional premiere of “Tales of Europe,” a series of five new and acclaimed contemporary films from France and Italy, each of which screened at major international film festivals this year, including Cannes, Toronto and Rome, among others. The Crandell will serve as the films’ exclusive host venue in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  This will take place at the Crandell Theatre, July 13 – 18, 2018.  For more details visit http://www.crandelltheatre.org/.

Camacho/AVO Cigar Event

On July 13 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Iron Horse Cigar Depot located at 22 South 7th Street in Hudson.  This is a free event.  Stop on by and meet Frankie and check out the latest Camacho and AVO Cigars.  For more information visit https://ironhorsecigardepot.com/.

Scarecrow Clinic

On Sunday, July 15 at 9:00 am attend a Scarecrow Clinic where you can create a scarecrow.  This will take place at the Columbia County Fair Grounds (Show Ring -Route 203 Entrance).  A FREE demonstration PLUS assemble your own, with help from Mike DiMisa a local winner of the scarecrow contest held every year that the Columbia County Fair.  Rain or Shine.  Sing up now and save your spot by calling 518-392-2121 or email columbiafair@fairpoint.net.

Open Day at Equine Advocates

Saturday, July 14.  Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary.  OPEN DAY!  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Located at 3212 State Route 66. Just 2 miles north of the village of Chatham.  Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting our 80 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their new life at the sanctuary. Please feel free to picnic at our pond which is one of the most beautiful and serene spots at the sanctuary. We have graphics posted at each paddock so you can learn about where each animal came from and why they needed to be rescued. This helps make your visit a much more personal and educational experience. Please note that all visitors will need to sign a release form upon arrival. Sorry no pets allowed. There is no charge, but we surely do appreciate donations!   Equine Advocates is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the protection of horses, ponies, donkeys & mules.

Car Show

16th Annual Car Show on Sunday, July 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, August 5) located at Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center located at 1 Whittier Way in Ghent.  Event proceeds will benefit residents at Whittier Rehabilitation & Whittier Place.  Car registration is $10.  Spectators are FREE.  There will also be entertainment and arts & crafts vendors.  For more information call 518-821-1046.

19th Annual BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL (Rain or Shine)

This ever-popular event on Sunday, July 29 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, features early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques and silent auction, live music and entertainment, magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors.  There will be blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods.  (Please note that there is an additional charge for both adults and children for the pancake breakfast.)  [No pets, please!]  Austerlitz Historical Society located at Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22 in Austerlitz.  Adults $7, Kids under 12 are FREE.

Looking for an authentic Farm Camp experience for your kids?

At Hawthorne Valley Farm Camp, your kids will live, play and work together on our working 900-acre Biodynamic farm.  Their Farm Camp is more than just fun, it’s good for kids too! Studies agree that kids who spend time in nature are smarter, happier, more attentive and less anxious.  Your kids will spend their days gardening, collecting chicken eggs, riding horses, hiking, swimming, exploring, making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!  For more information visit pblc.hawthornevalley.org.

LUMBERYARD Under Construction Summer Festival

Our partners at LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts are kicking off a season filled with world-class performers right here in Catskill and Hudson! Come out to see a show, meet the artists and enjoy beer & wine after every performance. From now through July 5, use the code SUMMER to enjoy 2-for-1 prices on tickets to all shows in the UNDER CONSTRUCTION Summer Festival. See the full schedule of shows and locations at http://lumberyard.org

To submit an event for the August 2018,  10 Things, please email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com.

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