Columbia Land Conservancy’s Wag! Wednesday at Ooms, Jun 26

The Columbia Land Conservancy presents Wag! Wednesday. Go for a stroll at Ooms with your pup! Well-behaved, leashed dogs of all kinds are welcome. Meet at the upper parking lot near the meadowlark sign. Walks will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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New Lebanon’s Summer Music in the Park Series Starts Sunday, Jun 23

The town of New Lebanon’s third season of the “Music in the Park” series will begin this Sunday, June 23.  Again this year, the program consists of free concerts on four Sunday afternoons, with different performers playing a variety of music genres.

This Sunday’s lineup features Linda Worster and David Grover;  Mary Ann Palermo and First Take; and Born IV Blues with Gina Coleman.

About the Bands:

David Grover and Linda Worster are two friends who are among the best and best-loved musicians of Berkshire County, and have hundreds of songs in their repertoire – both originals and covers. Each concert they play reflects this variety in a uniquely spontaneous way. Everyone who gets to hear them perform senses their joy and love of the music, enriching the experience for all.

Mary Ann Palermo and First Take. Be prepared to be entertained as this dynamic six piece band will be showing their savvy with various tunes in the realm of jazz, blues, funk and rock. Mary Ann Palermo delivers stunning ,powerful vocals along with some of the most talented musicians from the Berkshires and beyond.Stephen Dietemann on bass, Steven Elling on guitar, Ed Stein on the keys, Peter Coombs on drums, and Kyle Murray on sax! How much better can it get? Come and see, and be ready to dance!

BORN IV BLUES. They are a Berkshire County, MA blues band of recently graduated middle school students keeping the blues alive for the next generation. The ensemble is Julia Ostellino-Moran (Vocals), Diego Mongue (Drums), Austin Peck (Guitar), Josiah Joyce (Bass) and Simon Ruiz (keyboard). You will be amazed at their sophistication (it helps to be mentored by Berkshire Blueswoman Gina Coleman, Diego’s Mom).


Sunday, June 23, 2019 / 1pm – 4:30pm

1pm: Linda Worster and David Grover
2:15pm: Mary Ann Palermo and First Take
3:30pm: Born IV Blues with Gina Coleman


Shatford Park – Weisbuch pavilion
14755 NY 22
New Lebanon, NY 12125



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Solstice at Barbacoa Art Omi, Jun 22

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Barbacoa: Sunset on the Solstice commemorates the longest day of the year at Art Omi’s Barbacoa, a two-year installation at Art Omi by Craig Shillitto. The event will feature locally sourced food, drink, and live music, as well as a performance. Featuring food offerings sourced from Lover’s Leap Farm, and beer from Chatham Brewing.

Attendees will enjoy a menu with recipes drawn from the period adjacent to the initial contact point between European and Indigenous cultures that sparked the Columbian exchange. Food is available for $10 per person; food with unlimited beer is available for $20. From 5:30 until sunset, there will be live music by Will Play and Nina Mars. At the moment of sunset, the sun will illuminate Barbacoa’s mirrored interior. Following this performative moment, marshmallows and small gifts will be made available to children for a family-friendly party.

The solstice-aligned installation Barbacoa sets a stage for people to interact with, and within, its environment in Architecture Field 02. Barbacoa is periodically activated with participatory events exploring the impact of the original culinary exchange between cultures, with an eye toward fostering a more ecologically sound food system. Barbacoa explores the potential of art and architecture to work in tandem to help communities envision an intercultural and sustainable future.

Barbacoa was created by architect Craig Shillitto, with collaborators Bobby Palombo, Katie Merz, Mateo Fernandez-Muro and Pete Lipson.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 / 5pm – 9pm

Omi International Arts Center – Architecture Field 02
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Hudson Area Library: Gallery Hop, Jun 21

The Hudson Area Library is introducing a series of visits to art galleries in Hudson. The first Gallery Hop is to the Tom Swope Gallery on Warren Street. At this gallery, visitors will be transported back to ancient times in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Mesoamerica as Tom Swope guides you through his amazing collection.

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Why visit an art gallery? To begin, art is just plain fun, while teaching and revealing who we are to ourselves. Art is also a form of meditation and time to commune with creativity. Nothing carries you away and clears your mind like a visit to a museum or art gallery.

Tom Swope Gallery deals in Antiquities from around the world; some Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, pre-Columbian and Chinese Archaic jades and early Buddhist sculptures. While the range is broad, all the objects are carefully chosen for their beauty, authenticity, and all tell us about our common past. The gallery currently shows a lot of early Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the 6th to 8th Century A.D., and archaic Chinese jades from the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty.

Always interested in ancient art since being exposed to the Greek myths as a child, Swope then went on to Harvard College where he studied ancient art as a Fine Arts Major. After college, he worked for the distinguished antiquities dealer, Matthias Komor just before he retired in 1982 – 1984. After dealing with antiquities for several years in the city, while working with many contemporary artists, he moved upstate and continued his love affair with antiquities in Hudson.

Attendees will meet at the library and there will be transportation to the gallery as well as the opportunity to walk over. Attendees can return to the library afterward for lunch and discussion.

Friday, June 21, 2019 / 1pm – 3pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call the library at 518-828-1792 x101.



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Paint and Sip at Hudson-Chatham Winery, Jun 21

The Hudson-Chatham Winery is hosting a Paint and Sip on Friday. You’ll learn how to paint the inspirational image of “Bird Tree” (above) on a large 16×20 canvas. Other colors will be available to paint the tree with.

All painting materials and instruction included. Cash Bar.


Friday, June 21, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm

Hudson-Chatham Winery
1900 Route 66
Ghent, NY 12075 


$30. Register at



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