Category: Happenings

Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Thursdays, Jan 13

Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Night is this Thursday, January 13.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 13, 2022 / 6:30pm

LOCATIONHudson Brewing Company
99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY 12534



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Co Co Libraries Assoc. & NY Historical Society Virtual Presentation: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The New York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg with an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans.

This is the next in a series of Virtual Presentations by the New York Historical Society, brought to you in partnership with the Columbia County Libraries Association.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / 6pm

Please contact a Columbia County library to register and receive login instructions


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Hudson Area Library Virtual Talk on Jacob Leisler by Dr. David Voorhees, Jan 27

IMAGE CREDIT: The Execution of Jacob Leisler by R. Perry

The Hudson Area Library History Room in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the
Study of Early New York History presents Fanatic or Martyr: Jacob Leisler, a Window into an
, a virtual talk by Dr. David Voorhees on Thursday, January 27th.

On May 16, 1691, Jacob Leisler, de facto governor of New York, was hung til half-dead then
beheaded before the largest gathering in New York City up to that date. Leisler’s administration
had created a bitter division in New York. This presentation looks at how the deep emotions
Jacob Leisler aroused reveal much about the milieu in which he lived and continued to echo in
historical evaluations. Moreover, Leisler’s immediate family and their households of servants
and enslaved persons, their trade and marital connections, and their actions provide insights into
the broader social, ideological, economic, artistic, and political events of colonial New York and
its place in the larger world at a time of tremendous change.

Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York
University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing
editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The
Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference
history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and
articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and
the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of
the Van Dyke Family Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 27, 2022 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534

REGISTRATION: Visit for the Zoom registration link


For more information contact Brenda Shufelt, History Room Coordinator, at 518-828-1792 x106 or

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife


The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for January is Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife, on the 20th.  

Have you ever wondered what our wildlife neighbors are doing when we’re not watching? Join CLC and wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams to learn how trail cameras work, tips on where to set them up and how to get started in your own backyard. Sally will share stories from the field, including beautiful photos and videos of wildlife in western and central Massachusetts.

Sally Naser is the Director of Conservation Restriction Stewardship for The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts. She’s a skilled camera trapper who consults with other camera trappers to help them capture a glimpse of, as she says, “what goes bump in the night”. She also collaborates with private landowners and conservation organizations, using the images captured with trail cameras to identify the wildlife on their land and make informed management decisions.

DATE/TIME: January 20, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Free / Must Pre-register to receive login information. Click here to register.



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FASNY Super Saturday: Weird Science w/ Professor Sparks Jan 15

Join FASNY Museum of Firefighting for a free in-person event on Saturday, January 15th: Weird Science with Professor Sparks. Come spend the morning exploring the science of fire. Professor Sparks and her robot canine companion, Spot 2000, will present an interactive program that is full of surprises. After the program make your own “slime” to take home. Only Professor Sparks can make learning about science this much fun.

This hands-on program is appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 15, 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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