Columbia Land Conservancy’s Wag! Wednesday at Ooms, Jun 19

The Columbia Land Conservancy presents Wag! Wednesday. Go for a stroll at Ooms with your pup! Well-behaved, leashed dogs of all kinds are welcome. Meet at the upper parking lot near the meadowlark sign. Walks will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 / 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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Reptile Adventure at Mud Creek, Jun 18

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 1.29.20 PMJoin the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District ( for a truly sensational night! Reptile Adventure will be visiting and teaching program participants all about the conservation and protection needs of our planet’s reptiles. Learn about all sorts of snakes and lizards, and how you can assist in preserving habitat for these important species. Participants will have a hands-on meet and greet with some of the animals at the end of the program! Please join us for this family night of fun!

Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District provides educational programs and services to help residents and communities manage and protect the natural resources of Columbia County.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 / 6:30pm

Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 RT-66
Ghent, NY 12075

REGISTRATION  – This event is free, however, registration is requested. Visit to register.


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Spencertown Academy 2019 Hidden Gardens Tour & Garden Market, Jun 15

Spencertown Academy’s annual summer celebration of the art of the garden happens tomorrow (Saturday, June 15th). This year the self-guided garden tour showcases six private gardens in the hamlets of Spencertown and Old Chatham, NY.

A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour: the perennial, herb, and pool gardens of a 1770s center hall colonial home ornamented with rustic fencing, pergolas, and arbors; a recently installed meadow with 1000 native plants; a cloistered rose garden and formal courtyard parterre; a productive kitchen and cutting garden; a charming retreat featuring an award-winning design; a two hundred-acre former horse farm with an English courtyard garden, multiple ponds, sweeping views, and massive islands of perennials, specimen trees, shrubs, and more.

Also happening on Saturday is the Garden Market on The Green at the Spencertown Village Green. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.


Saturday, June 15, 2019
Tour: 10am – 4pm. Maps available from 9am to 2pm.
Market: 9am – 3pm
The tour will take place rain or shine

Day-of garden tickets and garden maps will be available at the Academy.
The Garden Market will take place at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy.
Spencertown Academy
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

Tour: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Market: Free
Visit to purchase tickets.
Various package rates involving multiple events are also available.

For more info on additional Hidden Garden Events, plus a list of the Market vendors, visit
Phone: (518) 392-3693


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Hudson Pride 2019

OutHudson presents the 2019 Hudson Pride Festival, “Faerie Tales!” The official events started on Wednesday with the Book Reading at Spotty Dog, and will run through the weekend with the culmination Tee-Dance event Hosted by Girlgantua Jones on Sunday, June 16.  As always, the highlight of the weekend will be Hudson’s annual LGBTQ Parade down Warren Street.

Here’s the Schedule of OFFICIAL EVENTS:

Thursday, June 13th

Movie Night showing of “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”
House Rules Cafe – 757 Columbia St

Friday, June 14th

Boat Cruise
Hudson River Waterfront
7-9pm – $25
The Boat leaves PROMPTLY at 7pm
Boarding starts about 6:30pm
DJ Prephab – Hosted by Davon

Pride Kick-Off Party
Back Bar – 347 Warren Street
9pm – 12am – $5

Trixie’s Whorehouse + Queeraoke
Half Moon – 48 S. Front Street
11pm-4am – $10
DJ Prephab, Hosted by Merrie Cherry

Saturday, June 15th

Parade Down Warren Street
Parade starts at north end of Warren – 2pm

ETSY Family Craft Fair
3-6pm – Promenade Hill Park – End of Warren Street

Family Fun Zone
Wm. Farmer and Sons
3-6pm – 20 S. Front Street

Poke the Bear
OR Gallery & Tavern – 35 S. Third Street
3-6pm – $10 – Live Performances!

Miss Sherry Vine Cabaret Show
Club Helsinki, Hudson – 405 Columbia Street
Doors open for dinner at 5pm / Show at 7pm
Purchase Show Tickets -$25 –  On-Line – or in person at Helsinki Hudson

Faeries, Freaks, and Fantasies
Basilica Hudson – 100 S. Front Street
8pm-4am – $10 Hosted by Davon and Celeste

Sunday, June 16th

Tea Dance
Red Dot – 321 Warren Street
4pm-9pm – $5
Hosted by Girlgantua Jones
Sponsored by SDL+GHS Insurance Agency
DJ Prephab


OutHudson is a registered not-for-profit formed to bring awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in Columbia County, NY. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, it is the sponsor of the OutHudson Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY on the third weekend of June.


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Moon Walk at Summit Lake, Jun 14

The Philmont Public Library and Columbia Land Conservancy are teaming up for a reading-themed night-time nature walk. Environmental educator, Heidi Bock, from CLC will lead a walk around Summit Lake to discover the awe of the night sky. A limited number of telescopes will be available to share, but if you have one to bring, please do!

This event is the library’s Launch for the summer reading theme of “A Universe of Stories”, but is intended for all ages.

Friday, June 14, 2019 / 8pm

Philmont Community Center
Lake Shore Dr.
Philmont, NY

Free. RSVP via Facebook here.


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