Hudson Hall Christens Restored Theater w/ Season of Performers Redefining Classical Music

Hudson Hall will open the doors of its newly restored theater with “Classics on Hudson”.  This season, which features musicians who are redefining the world of classical music, will begin on May 7. The performers include NYC quartet, Brooklyn Rider; violinist Tim Fain with pianist Roman Rabinovich and flutist Eugenia Zukerman; and Christopher O’Riley with cellist Matt Haimovitz.


Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5pm

Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Nicholas Cords, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm

Tim Fain, violin
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7pm

Christopher O’Riley, piano
Matt Haimovitz, cellist


Tickets: $40 premium section, $25 general admission

Hudson Hall
at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

(518) 822-1438



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The Hudson Valley People’s Climate March is This Saturday

I’m reposting the following in case you missed it the first time.

On April 29, 2017, hundreds of thousands of Americans will take part in a peaceful march to fight for our planet, and raise awareness of the growing climate crisis. The People’s Climate Movement is centered on the Washington DC march, and working with sister marches across the country, including one in Hudson NY.

Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March & Rally is being organized by a coalition of individuals involved with local Indivisible, Resistance and Environmental groups in the Upper Hudson Valley and is being co-sponsored with Basilica Hudson.


11am – The Rally
The Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March will begin with a rally in the Public Square (7th Street Park) in the center of Hudson. The rally will feature speakers from a variety of environmental activists groups including those involved in environmental justice, open space, sustainable farming, clean water and more. Confirmed speakers include Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; Assembly Member Didi Barrett; Will Yandik, 4th Generation farmer, environmental activist and former NY-19 Congressional candidate; Michelle O’Leary who founded NY Water Project in response to the PFOA contamination in Hoosik Falls; and Karen Frishkoff, co-leader of the Columbia County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

12pm – The March
After the rally, the march will head down Warren Street toward the river. We are encouraging people to bring signs and other visuals. The national march is encouraging people to produce signage and visuals that are circles to represent the planet and the circles of resistance that we see everywhere in the nation. DRONE-y sounds — such as wordless voices, kazoos, recorders, flutes, portable keyboards, bag pipes — are encouraged, as is thematic dress. Think Climate, think Planet, think cosmic DRONE! The march route will take Warren Street to the end, turn left on Front Street pass the train station and will end up at Basilica Hudson with their 24-HOUR DRONE festival will have just begun.

1pm – The Meet Up
When marchers arrive at Basilica they are encouraged to meet under their huge solar array, located behind the Kite’s Nest building, adjacent to the railroad tracks and the L&B building. The array will be stocked with information by representatives of local and regional environmental groups. There will be a few speakers who will address the crowd and the event will finish with people having a chance to exchange ideas, meet their fellow activists and get more involved.

Looking for something after the March? Basilica Hudson, will open their 2017 Season at noon on the 29th, with the annual program ’24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC’. For more on this music festival, visit

If you’d like event updates, be the first to get news about additional speakers and performers, plus tips and instructions for the best parking and viewing locations, then Sign Up in advance, here:

For additional info, contact Hudson Resistance:
Victor Mendolia: 518-966-2060



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Interesting Article on Brownstoner About Relocating From Brooklyn to Upstate New York

An article on titled, Relocating From Brooklyn to Upstate New York?, offers some tips and advice for Brooklyners considering a move to our area. Although I don’t think West Chester county could be considered “Upstate NY”, there is some good advice for anyone considering a move to Columbia County.

Here are two of the tips, including one from a colleague, and fellow Beach & Bartolo Realtor of mine, Victor Mendolia:

Beware of “unknown costs”: Victor Mendolia, from Beach and Bartolo Real Estate in Chatham, says property taxes Upstate can be surprisingly high. “This is particularly true when there is another layer of municipal government like incorporated villages or cities,” he says.

Use a local buyer’s agent: Young (Gia M. Young, real estate salesperson at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dobbs Ferry, ) says that a local buyer’s agent is more likely to know property tax assessments and zoning code implications. “The local agents also know each other and have established relationships, which may benefit their buyers,” she says. One place to find them is on Brownstoner Services.

Read the entire article on, and contact me ( if you are considering a move to Columbia County.


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At The Crandell for One Day Only – Frantz

NOW SHOWING at the Crandell Theater in Chatham: Frantz

Director François Ozon’s elegiac tale of love and remembrance is set in a small German town in the aftermath of World War I, where a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé forms a bond with a mysterious Frenchman who has arrived to lay flowers on her beloved’s grave.


Rated: PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief war violence)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: François Ozon
Written By: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: Music Box Films

Sunday 4 /23 – noon

Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Matinees, All Seats $6.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

The Crandell Theatre is located at 48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham.
Visit for more info.

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M&M’s Tap & Tavern Summer Block Party Announced

M&M’s Tap & Tavern announced on their FaceBook Page, that the M&M’s Summer Block Bash is happening this Summer. The event is designed as a fun happening for visitors, that will also support local businesses.

The bar/restaurant will take over the parking lot at it’s New Lebanon location, and fill it with beer trucks, festival style food booths, an outside bar, and more. There will be a Corn Hole Tournament, a Wing Eating Contest and a main stage with music acts throughout the day. Chatham Brewery is a sponsor of the party, and will provide the beer.

The gates will open at noon and the last band will play until 11pm. Following the last band, M&M’s will host an after party with DJ Fish. M&M’s is currently negotiating with a few transportation companies to provide shuttle and transportation options for anyone who can’t, shouldn’t, or doesn’t want to drive home.

As of the announcement, the following four acts were confirmed. More acts and events will be announced as the date gets closer.

Headline Band – 5 Gun Draw
A country group, specializing in Rock Country with a multitude of male and female vocalists that can cover all artists.

Feature Band – Side Show Willie
A three-piece band, and local mainstay, playing Classic Rock and Dance music.

Opening Band – Flat Broke
A talented band that plays Beatles, Ozzy, Rage Against the Machine and much more.


June 24, 2017 @ 12pm – 2am

Tickets go on sale Saturday April 29th at 10am
Online pre event tickets are $10
Tickets at the gate are $15
Tickets at the gate from 7pm – midnight are $20
New Lebanon 2017 Graduates are FREE

M&M’s Tap And Tavern
501 State Route 20, New Lebanon, New York 12125

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At The Crandell – The Zookeeper’s Wife

NOW SHOWING at the Crandell Theater in Chatham: The Zookeeper’s Wife

The real-life story of a working wife and mother who became a hero during World War II. Set in 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her children at great risk.



Rated: PG-13 (for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Niki Caro
Written By: Angela Workman
Runtime: 126 minutes
Studio: Focus Features

Fri 4/21 thru Thu 4/27 – 5:00pm & 7:30pm daily
Sat 4/22 & Sun 4/23 – 2:30pm Matinee

Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Matinees, All Seats $6.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

The Crandell Theatre is located at 48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham.
Visit for more info.

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Vote Now for Best Of Columbia County 2017!

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the Register-Star, and the Chatham Courier present the 4th Annual Best of Columbia County competition. The competition invites members of the public to vote for their favorite county businesses, shops, restaurants, locations, services, and more.

The first round of voting will take place from April 8 to May 8 and will select about three finalists in each category. The second round of voting, which will go from May 8 to May 18, will determined a winner from each category,

In each of the categories, you can select one of the listed options, or write in your own. Here’s my shameless plug – Beach & Bartolo Realtors won Best Realtor last year, and we would love to win again. Unlike most categories there no Realtors listed, so please write us in.

Visit   All you need to vote is an email address.

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