Category: Happenings

Copake Auction to Auction 1962 Buick Invicta. Proceeds Will go to Roeliff Jansen Library


Copake Auction will be auctioning off a classic 1962 Buick Invicta hardtop this Saturday during an Online Estate Auction. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

This is a remarkable chance to purchase a classic car with the rare Wildcat Nail Head V8 Barrel Engine, and do good for the community at the same time. The car is in mint condition with original upholstery, factory-installed air conditioning, and many other original details. Experts believe the paint to be original as well.

Screen Shot 2020-07-23 at 7.21.45 PM Multiple pictures of the car appear on the Copake Auction website,, under the listing for the July 25 auction. This is an Online Auction and this sale will be conducted via online, absentee and phone bidding. There are instructions on how to bid at

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 / 12pm (noon)



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Friends of Clermont’s History Hour on the Main Porch, Jul 25

Join Friends of Clermont for History Hour on the Main Porch, this Saturday, July 25th at 11am and 1pm. Costumed interpreters will read a selection of picture books, covering the Hudson Valley’s history from colonial times to the early 20th century. Different stories will be read at each story hour.  A wonderful outing for families!  Our youngest visitors are invited to join us in costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 / 11am & 1pm

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

Must register in advance on Eventbrite


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Spencertown Academy Launches Family Arts Kaleidoscope, Virtual Events


Spencertown Academy Arts Center kicks off its new Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual events series with “Jason Talks About Dinosaurs,” a live, interactive Zoom meeting for children ages 6 to 12 and their families, on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00am. Participants should come to the meeting with paper for drawing and favorite tools for color: paint, pencils, or crayons.

“With kids spending so much time at home, we want to offer the community a variety of free or low-cost options for engagement with the arts,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “This virtual series for kids and their families will include three weekend events before school begins, and two in the fall.”

JasonSheldonJason Sheldon is a lifelong dinosaur lover, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. Currently studying for a master’s degree in adolescent science education, he loves nothing more than to share his passion for nature (both past and present). In this virtual workshop, he will delve into the origins of dinosaurs and how they evolved over time, as well as the beginnings of flight and feathers in the ancestors of modern day birds. Participants will learn how birds and dinosaurs are closely related, and be able to apply the fun things they learn into designing their own dinosaurs.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues with storyteller Tom Lee, who focuses on tales inspired by art and art history, on Saturday, August 8 at 10:00am; Elena Mosley, who will teach movement based on African American and traditional Afro-Haitian dance, on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00am; and Steve Charney, who is a ventriloquist, composer, and comedian, in September (date TBA), plus other events to be announced.

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 /  10am

Donations are welcome to help support this series and other Academy programming.
To register, visit


Phone: (518) 392-3693


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The Mahaiwe Drive-In Theater is open!

The Mahaiwe has teamed up with Bard College at Simon’s Rock to present a new, socially-distanced and safe cultural operation this summer: the Mahaiwe Drive-in.

Screen Shot 2020-07-16 at 6.11.34 PMLocated in the college’s Daniel Arts Center parking lot, movies will be shown every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Tonight and tomorrow night the movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark. Next weekend you can see The Goonies on Thursday, followed by Men In Black on Friday and Saturday.

Check out for new movies as they are added.

Movie audio will play through your vehicle’s radio. We ask that you familiarize putting your vehicle into accessory (ACC) mode to prevent draining your vehicle’s battery. Tip: movie audio can also play through portable AM/FM radios; if you own one, we recommend bringing it for back-up.

For rules and additional info, visit

DATE/TIME: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays during the 2020 Summer .
Drive-in gates open as early as 7:45pm. All vehicles must arrive no later than 8:30pm for 9pm show-time.

ADMISSION: $25 per car
Must be purchased in advance prior to arriving at the drive-in.

LOCATION: Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road,
Great Barrington, MA 01230
In the Daniel Arts Center parking lot


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Copake Country Club’s Summer Music Series

The Copake Country Club’s Summer Music Series returns the The Greens Restaurant. Every Thursday, now to Labor Day Weekend.

Social distancing guidelines recommend a 12 foot space in front of the band so tables will be pulled back and spread out on the tee boxes. The open seating by the outdoor bar is for to-go drinks and takeout food, first come first serve- so feel free to bring some lawn chairs or a picnic blanket to ensure a comfortable seat to enjoy the band. The dine-in service tables are up on the deck and in limited supply so we recommend reservations.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


JULY 16 – 3D Band
Classic rock from Aerosmith to ZZ top and a splash of country.
Pairs well with Jack and Ginger
JULY 23 – Wild Weeds
Regional surf garage stylists, an eclectic show of original power pop tunes and ’60s blues rock classics. Pairs well with tequila and OJ.
JULY 30 – Bert Carey & Friends
Classic Rock, Soul and Blues. Pairs well with smooth whisky.

: Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30, 2020 / 7pm – 10pm

LOCATION: The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club
44 Golf Course Rd,
Craryville, New York 12521


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