Category: Happenings

Open Mic at Chatham Brewing w/ Rob Beaulieu Band, Jun 23

Chatham Brewing is situated in Columbia County, NY and is the perfect location to bring together musicians from the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, Capital Region and beyond! Bring out your instrument and/or come and enjoy some great grooves.

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The Rob Beaulieu Band will host and kick off the event. The band is comprised of local veteran musicians and fosters a close-knit sense of community among musicians.

About the Host:
RBB is a deep dive into Americana, with a slightly more blues and soul take than you will find with Rob’s other band, Raisinhead. Rob explores an improvised approach to the rock, folk, blues, and soul catalogue. Playing everything from gospel tunes to Lou Reed and everything in between, plus reinterpreting many of his own songs, the whole experience will leave you in a soulful mood. The show is slightly akin to a Jerry Garcia Band show. Never the same show, never the same approach. The band includes Tony Perino on organ. Tony toured with ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toller for 10 years. Tony solidifies the southern blues and soul elements in the band. If you want to come and be rocked, dance some, cry some, laugh and cry a lot, this is for you!

Rob Beaulieu Band is:

Rob Beaulieu – Guitar/Vocals
James Kirk – Bass/Vocals
Dave Spadaro – Guitar
Chad Ploss – Drums/Vocals
Tony Perino – Organ/Vocals

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 23, 2022 / 7 – 10pm

LOCATION: Chatham Brewing
59 Main Street,
Chatham NY 12037



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Art Omi Presents Portia Munson: Flood and New Sculpture Park Installations

Portia Munson, Reflecting Pool, 2013.
Courtesy of the artist and P·P·O·W, New York.
Photo credit: JSP Art Photography.

Join Art Omi as they celebrate the opening of a new exhibition in the Newmark Gallery. Art Omi is excited to present Portia Munson: Flood, an immersive exhibition on view from June 25 to September 25. Portia Munson is a local artist who has spent over two decades creating large-scale, monochromatic installations that tease out cultural codes hidden in the mass-produced items that surround us.
For a full list of programs and events throughout the year, visit

Also on June 25, Art Omi welcomes a new sculptural commission by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea (bottom right) comprised of many interactive basketball hoops, as well as a long-term installation by Chilean artist Iván Navarro (bottom left) – utilizing the form of water towers to explore ideas of immigration and resources. Learn more about these exhibitions on Art Omi’s site and register for the opening HERE.

Alexandre Arrechea, Orange Functional, 2022.
Photo by Alon Koppel

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 4 – 7pm

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


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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents A Chorus Line

The Mac-Haydn Summer 2022 Season kicks off with A Chorus Line, opening June 23rd.

The history-making sensation returns to the Mac-Haydn stage! Winner of 9 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line explored the realities of life as a professional theater dancer in an entirely new way, redefining the parameters of musical theater forever.

A Chorus Line takes us inside the pressure cooker of a final casting call for a new Broadway musical. Our dancers are asked to give everything they have in the hopes of realizing the dream they have worked their whole lives for. This turbulent, true-to-life depiction of the performer’s experience is the ultimate love letter to the stage, highlighting the personal hardships, triumphs and failures that surface when we pursue our aspirations.

Coming to the Mac-Haydn stage for only the third time, this A Chorus Line will be an experience like no other. Intimate and visceral, you will feel like part of the audition. Featuring such classic hits as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It”, this masterpiece of live theater will resonate with anyone who has ever pursued a dream, and inspire those who have not.

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian

Production information from

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Jun 23 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 23 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jun 24 – 7:00PM Friday (Annual Gala)
Jun 25 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jun 26 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jun 26 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jun 29 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jun 30 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 30 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 1 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 2 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 2 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 3 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 3 – 7:00PM Sunday


Tickets can be purchased through by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

Box Office Phone: 518-392-9292

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FASNY Super Saturday: Big Truck Day, Jun 18

Join FASNY Museum of Firefighting for a free in-person event on Saturday, June 18th: Big Truck Day!

Learn all about big trucks and even sit in the truck cabs! Firetrucks, a garbage truck, a street cleaner, a school bus, and many more vehicles will be visiting the Museum for the day, so come check out all the BIG truck action! When you complete your BIG truck tour, try your hand at the BIG truck prize punch game.

All activities are FREE and will be outdoors (rain or shine). FREE admission to the Museum will also be offered to all who attend this special event. Keep on truckin’ to the Museum for this special event!

Thank you to all of the BIG Truck Day participants from the City of Hudson FD, Greenport FD, City of Hudson DPW, and First Student.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 18, 2022 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FASNY Museum of Firefighting 
117 Harry Howard Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534


For more information about this event, please call: 518-822-1875, ext. 17.

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 Free Family-Friendly Movies at The Palace Theatre in Albany, Summer 2022

Afternoons in JULY & AUGUST, get out of the heat and step inside The Palace Theatre for a cool family-friendly movie on the Big Screen. From modern classics to brand new favorites, bring the whole family to Downtown Albany for Free Family Fun.

DOORS OPEN AT NOON for fun, family friendly activities and the MOVIE STARTS AT 1:00PM! All Kids 12 & Under get Free Popcorn.

Groups, Day Cares & Summer Camps can reserve seats by calling 518-465-3335 ext.111 or email For more info call 518-465-4663 during regular business hours.  

DATE/TIME: July & August 2022 / Doors Open Noon. Movie starts at 1pm

LOCATION: Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12207

Available at the Palace Theatre Box Office or at