Category: Happenings

Art Omi Fall Writers Reading 2021, Sep 25

Join Art Omi for an outdoor reading from the Art Omi: Writers-in-Residence, on September 25.

Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing produced during their residence at Art Omi. Hear an uncommon variety of provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place.

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the the fall colors of the Sculpture & Architecture Park! 

The September 2021 Art Omi: Writers-in-Residence are: 

Click here to learn more about the Art Omi: Writers Fall 2021 cohort.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 25, 2021 / 6pm

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

COST: Free


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Local Libraries Sponsor, ‘Age Awesome: 12 Tips for a Healthier You’, Sep 20

Multiple Columbia County libraries are sponsoring the virtual event, ‘Age Awesome: 12 Tips for a Healthier You‘ on Monday, September 20.

Join health coach Anita Greenwald in this virtual program to learn how to “age awesome.” Anita will provide tips on having more energy, better immunity, achieving weight loss, and living a healthier lifestyle.
Anita is a registered yoga teacher 200 (RYT with Yoga Alliance) and an IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition ®) Health Coach. She takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. 

This program is sponsored by the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, and Philmont Public Library.

DATE/TIME: Monday, September 20, 2021 / 6pm – 7:30pm

To register and receive the Zoom login information, visit

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Open Mic Night at Chatham Public Library, Sep 22

The Chatham Public Library is hosting an Open Mic Night on Wednesday, September 22 at 6pm. Do you write poetry or enjoy sharing your favorite authors? Do you write memoir, fiction, or essays? Do you play an instrument, dance, or sing? Join the Chatham Public Library for an evening of the arts on the library lawn, where you can share your form of personal expression and COME AND BE HEARD!

This program is open to all ages, please keep content family friendly. 

DATES/TIME: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / 6pm

LOCATION: Chatham Public Library (on the library lawn)
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY

REGISTRATION: To register for Open Mic Night click HERE!

Phone: 518-392-3666


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Window On Hudson Presents Will McLeod

Window On Hudson is proud to present Will McLeod and his vibrant fabric paintings in “Perimeter Cameos” from September 8th – October 4th, 2021.  McLeod’s large textile works fill the storefront windows, with additional sewn compositions and works on paper exhibited indoors.

The series “Perimeter Cameos” presents pieces that have two distinct focal areas in one composition. The Cameo (the elliptical centerpiece of the composition) was created as the initial target, the lure, of the whole piece. The “Perimeter” (the visual periphery around the Cameo) was created to support, inform, and define the “Cameo”.

“The ‘Cameo’ would be a graphic reprieve to the ‘Perimeter’s’ busy and reactionary story,” says McLeod.  “I like to give myself mash-ups and contradictions to sort through as I work.  I am an artist with a deadpan, spacey mentality combined with a more-is-more ethos.  Finding a visual balance with this outlook is challenging and fun.  This series is about those different outlooks and how their tensions and reliefs work together and separately.”

McLeod begins each piece by painting with watercolors on paper.   He uses the watercolor as a blueprint for the final piece, an extraordinarily large representation of the original work.  Each color in the painting is assigned a fabric (found and recycled textiles.)  The forms in the painting are recreated on a large pattern, cut and meticulously pieced together, like one might piece together a soft and fluid stained glass window. 

Will McLeod was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He received his AAS in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. While in New York, Will worked in the fashion industry specializing in women’s wear with a focus on design and development.  In 2016 he and his husband moved to Hudson, NY where Will can pursue more personal artistic endeavors.

DATES/TIMES: September 8th – October 4th, 2021

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534


Window On Hudson takes Covid-19 and your health seriously.  It follows the most current federal, state and local guidelines for safety.  As the population of Hudson is diverse we ask that masks be worn indoors.  

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2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour, Sep 25

Join The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and Columbia Land Conservancy for the annual farm tour on September 25.

This free tour features farms in the Chatham area who are opening their doors to the public to get a peak into the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County. You’ll see farm animals including horses, cattle, chickens, and more along with fresh produce, meats, wine, and syrup from farm stands for purchase. 2021 Chatham Area Farm Tour

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DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 25, 2021 / 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: Northern Columbia County (map above)


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