Helsinki Hudson Virtual Open Mic Nights

Club Helsinki presents Virtual Open Mic night, every Tuesday. Check out great local Musicians, Comics, Spoken Word Poets, and so much more.

Here is a recent show.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / 7:30 pm



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Virtual Entertainment Options from Ancram Opera House and Two Of Us Productions, Jul 11

You have two different Virtual Entertainment options to select from this Saturday. Organized by the Ancram Opera House, Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate, will be an evening of live readings of short stories. Also happening on Saturday, The Two Of Us Productions presents a double feature of Classic Radio Dramas: “Cabin B-13” and “That Thing in the Window”.

Ancram Opera House

Virtual – Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate showcases short stories by established and emerging regional authors as read by some of the AOH (Ancram Opera House) audience’s favorite actors.Crystal_Radio_Upstate_logo_CMYK.jpg

“Too Young for The Blues”
a short story by Wesley Brown
read by MaConnia Chesser
& AnnChris Warren

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm

Advanced Reservations requested
Register at



The Two Of Us Productions

In CabinN B-13 a happy bride heads to Europe for her honeymoon, but her husband disappears after they’ve settled into their plush ocean Screen Shot 2020-07-09 at 6.30.19 PMliner cabin. The captain, the stewardess, and the doctor help her search the ship but no one on the ship has ever seen her husband!

In That Thing In The Window a struggling actor who can’t seem to find the right roles is home without work, and claims to see a body in the apartment window across the street. The strange thing is that the no one else can see the corpse!

Performances to be performed on-line via Zoom (details below). 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 11, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


ADMISSION: Free (donations greatly appreciated)

Register for Zoom link at




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In With The Old Car Show at Waubeeka Family Campground, Jul 11

This Saturday, July 11th, Waubeeka Family Campground in Copake, hosts their annual In With Old Car Show.

Turn back time to your favorite decade and take a stroll to enjoy the views. This year, the organizers expect about 75 participants.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 11, 2020 / 10am – 2pm

LOCATION: Waubeeka Family Campground
133 Farm Road,
Copake NY 12516



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Spike in Columbia County COVID-19 Positive Cases Raises Concern

The recent uptick in positive coronavirus tests in northern Columbia County has sounded alarm bells in county leadership, raising concerns that a large-scale spread may be in the offing if individuals fail to take the appropriate measures to combat the virus’s spread. Columbia County Department of Health Director Jack Mabb said Monday that “clusters are popping up – we hope it stays that way and doesn’t develop into something larger. We’ll see how things look following the July 4 weekend. There were a lot of backyard gatherings at which social distancing and mask wearing was not practiced.”

“We see the rise in COVID-19 infections happening around the country, and we all need to remain mindful that while things have been relatively stable in the county and the state, a new major outbreak could occur at any time. And testing remains a critical part of helping to contain the virus,” Director Mabb added.

Director Mabb noted that the county DOH receives daily complaints about businesses that are not enforcing mask-wearing and other measures among their staff. To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, visit the following website:

According to the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, there has been a continued uptick in the percentage of positive COVID-19 test results around the state. For example, last Wednesday, 3,163 tests conducted resulted in 37 positive cases, for a positive rate of 1.17 percent. This marks the first time there have been consecutive days where the positive rate percentage was above 1.0 since June 1 and 2.

“All of us must remain vigilant,” said county Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell. “We see people who don’t seem to understand the extremely contagious nature of this virus until they or someone they know contract it. There’s no use to be in denial about the dangers of the coronavirus.”

Chairman Murell issued a warning about the economic devastation that awaits if another lockdown were to become necessary around the state: “For us to go backwards now would amount to a total disaster. The first time around was bad enough, but we simply cannot afford to shut down again. We would see restaurants and other businesses close for good. It’s up to every individual to follow the CDC-issued steps to practice social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand washing. Remember, it could only take one asymptomatic case to become a potential super-spreader.”

Click Here for a list of the upcoming testing sites, dates, and times.

Columbia County Department of Health

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Aaron Rothko to Perform BLM Fundraiser Outside People’s Pub, Jul 11



Local musician, Aaron Rothko, will be performing a Black Lives Matter fundraiser concert outside of the People’s Pub in Chatham, on Saturday July 11th from 6 to 8pm.

Rothko will be performing predominantly singer/songwriter and folk songs and all proceeds will be going to Black Lives Matter. Rothko’s goal is to help raise interest and awareness for an important cause at a crucial moment in time, and the People’s Pub jumped at the chance to be part of it.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 11, 2020 /  6 – 8pm

LOCATION: The People’s Pub
36 Main St,
Chatham, NY 12037



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