Earth Day 2019

The original “Green” movement began in the 1970’s, when true environmental  advancements were made — pollution was slowed, lakes and streams were cleaned, air quality was improved, alternative energy development sources utilizing the sun and wind were built.  Unfortunately, nearly 50 years after the first Earth Day our country appears to be regressing, with environmental protections being eased and erased in favor of corporate profits.

Despite the actions of our government, Earth Day continues today and the principles it was founded on seem to be finding more of a following than ever among us citizens. People of all walks of life are making changes in their daily lives to save the planet. 

During the month of April 2019, Earth Day Network is coordinating volunteer cleanups across the US by working with grassroots organizations and community members to clean up green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways. With cleanup locations in cities across the U.S., the Earth Day 2019 Cleanup will build an army of volunteers and make a tangible impact on waste in our environments.

To find a clean up in your city, visit

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Sweet & Savory Waffle Brunch at Olde York Distillery, Apr 21

Screen Shot 2019-04-18 at 2.13.54 PMJoin Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage for an Easter and Passover brunch this Sunday with sweet and savory waffles from Sweetbakes Cafe!

The family-friendly brunch will feature an Easter Egg Hunt, with eggs hidden around the distillery grounds and filled with chocolates, prizes, and coupons*. There will also be a Weekend Cocktail Special: Cheeky Chai made with Chai, Cacao Maple Vodka, Vanilla Syrup, Cinnamon, Black Walnut Bitters, Milk, Whipped Cream, Cadbury’s Eggs, and a Peep!*Please claim one Easter egg per person.

Sunday, April 21, 2019 / 12pm – 4:30pm

Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
284 State Route 23
Claverack, NY 12513


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Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 Grand Season Opening, Apr 20

The Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 season kicks off this Saturday with the 67th Grand Season Opening. L&M Motors & Sayer’s Auto Wrecking’s present the $5000 to Win Berkshire Bank Modified Event. All Weekly Divisions Plus Sportsman (No Small Block Modifieds)

To see the full schedule for the 2019 season, click here.

Saturday, April 20 2019 / 5pm – 10pm

GA Kids $2 – GA Adult $11 – Reserved $13 – Tower or Roof $16

1746 US Route 20
West Lebanon, NY 12195



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ECLECTIMANIAC Events – The April 2019 Show

This is the place to get more info on the local events and happenings that were discussed on the ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show for April 17, 2019.

Volunteer for Earth Day at Schor Conservation Area

Celebrate Earth Day with the Columbia Land Conservancy, and their volunteer day at Schor Conservation Area in East Chatham on April 20th.

You can help by removing invasive species like honeysuckle and garlic mustard, help improve trails, culverts, and collect trash and debris at the site. Coffee and snacks will be provided at the pavilion.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 20, 2910 /  9am – 11am

LOCATION: Schor Conservation Area
58 Shore View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060

MORE: For more info & to register, check out


Nora Burns: David’s Friends at Hudson Hall

David’s Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City. Written and performed by Nora Burns with direction by Adrienne Truscott, dramaturgy by Lucy Sexton, and visual collaboration by Len Whitney, featuring Billy Hough, this fast-paced show is a multi-media celebration of friendship, fun, freaks, youthful passion, changing times, emotions, memories, Manhattan and music that moves your feet to a disco beat.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 27, 2019 / 7PM


LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren St.
Hudson, NY 12534



Music In the Stacks at Hudson Area Library

54257250_10156623096303791_1753634038855237632_n-300x212The Music In The Stacks concert series reflects a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. The next performance is the modern and traditional Bangladeshi musical group, Moyna

Moyna is a musical duo from Seattle, which is made up of Palbasha and Durjoy Siddique. Both musicians originate from Bangladesh. They sing both in their native language of Bangla, and also create music sung in English.

A short q&a and refreshments will be available after the concert.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 4 – 5:30pm

AUDIENCE: Tweens, teens, and adults

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th ST
Hudson, NY 12534




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The ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show Airs Tonight, Apr 17

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The next ECLECTIMANIAC Radio Show is tonight (Wednesday, April 17, 2019), at 8 pm on WGXC 90.7 FM Acra/Hudson! Join hosts @tonyatlarge@sethdavisphoto & Columbia County Current’s Jeff McKinney (@jeffmmckinney) as they make the world a better place one jam at a time!

April’s guest is writer, actor, and comedian Nora Burns who talks about her new hit one-woman show David’s Friend coming to Hudson Hall on April 27th. The ECLECTIMANIAC Boys also discuss the joy of traveling with audiobooks, Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band, Princess, Post Malone at the Elvis Tribute Special and World of Dance contestant Poppin’ John. Plus music by Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Faith Evans, Lakey Inspired and R.E.M.

Listen @ 90.7 FM Acra/Hudson/Catskill on your radio or live stream WGXC.ORG online.

Wednesday, April 17 2019 / 8pm – 10pm

Live stream: WGXC.ORG
Tune in: 90.7 FM Acra/Hudson

WGXC radio, 90.7-FM, is a community radio station based in New York’s Columbia and Greene counties. It’s part of Wave Farm, which is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves.


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