Local Author, Nancy Castaldo, Exhibit “Back From The Brink,” at Chatham Bookstore

 

In a show entitled “Back From The Brink,” local author Nancy Castaldo discusses photographs from her new book that looks at endangered species and their unique ecosystems. Castaldo’s photographs and the story about the successful human efforts to protect them are published in the book Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction, which is due April 24 from Houghton Mifflin.

There will be a reception following the discussion, and Castaldo’s photographs will be displayed at the bookstore through the end of the month.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 14 2018 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – discussion with the author
5 pm – 7 pm Reception
Exhibit runs from April 7 through April 30.

LOCATION:
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street in the Village of Chatham

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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David Sedaris at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Apr 13

David Sedaris is coming to The Colonial Theater this Friday. Here’s some info from Berkshire Theatre Group, “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for years, and have always wanted to attend one of his stage appearances. He has been to the Colonial several times, but this Friday is the first time that I’ll be free when he is in Pittsfield. I’ve got my tickets, and can’t wait! Tickets are still available (see below for details).

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 13 2018, at 8pm

TICKETS:
$40 – $60. Click Here to purchase

LOCATION:
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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Historical Lecture ‘Barns of the Hudson Valley’ by Ted Hilscher

The Columbia County Historical Society presents the illustrated lecture ‘Barns of the Hudson Valley’ by Ted Hilscher.

What is the difference between English Barns and Dutch Barns? Hilscher will give an overview of local barns in the Hudson Valley, mostly in Columbia and Greene Counties.

Ted Hilscher is New Baltimore Town Historian and a professor of American History at Columbia Greene Community College.

DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, April 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street (Upstairs)
Kinderhook NY 12106

ADMISSION:
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

MORE:
www.cchsny.org
facebook.com/cchsny
twitter.com/cchs_ny

 

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A Contemporary Retreat in Ghent, NY

Screened porch on rear of the house, viewed from backyard

MALLORY Rd. GHENT, NY 12075
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,800
Lot Sz: 2.635 acres
$349,000

This former country cottage has been transformed into a stylish, contemporary retreat. Architecturally designed additions and full renovations include a spacious Living Room with wood-burning fireplace, and painted brick surround. The sun-filled room also features an angled window seat that “floats” outside of the house to bring you closer to the surrounding gardens.

 

The new Eat-In Kitchen features a center island with KitchenAid oven & gas stove top. The island has plenty of room to sit at, or stand around, so it’s perfect for cooking & entertaining. Walls of windows, and skylights continue the home’s theme of bringing the outdoors in. 

 

Ample closets are located throughout house, and there is a walk-through Pantry off the kitchen. 

 

Two glass pocket doors lead to the Sunroom, which has a wall of Built-Ins, and three walls of windows. 

 

The home has 3 bedrooms, including the Master Bedroom, which has a bright and spacious bathroom. The master bath includes upgrades like the bidet and a tiled shower. The master bedroom also has two closets, one of which is a custom walk-in with it’s own window.

 

The entire house wraps around the Multi-Leveled Deck with an elevated Screened Porch at one end, and a lower level connecting to a stone patio that leads to the secluded backyard, which is surrounded by woods.

 

This Mallory Rd., property provides a quiet & private setting while still being a short drive to the Village of Chatham, Hudson & the Berkshires. Two hours from NYC or Boston, and just a few minutes drive to Hawthorne Valley School.

 

For more information, additional photographs, or to schedule a showing, visit the Beach & Bartolo listing page by Clicking Here.

 

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Hudson Hall Announces Free Spring/Summer Kids Workshops & Family-Friendly Concerts

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House has a great line-up of workshops for kids coming up. Learn how to play the traditional music of India with Eric Fraser’s RagaTala Tigers, or become a junior yogi and discover the power of mindfulness with Animal Yoga & Storybook Art Making with local artist Alison Fox. Returning for its third year is summer family favorite Chess for Kids, a three day intensive with chess pros Chris Chanin and Alec Butterfield.

For mini music lovers, family-friendly concerts this spring/summer season include Iva Bittová with Harmony Project Hudson as part of the Classics on Hudson series on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm. Harmony Project then return for their free Summer Camp Finale Performance on July 26 at 5pm. Tickets to Iva Bittová are $10 for adults and free for students under 18 and can be reserved at hudsonhall.org or by calling (518) 822 1438.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

For more information or to register your child, visit hudsonhall.org or call (518) 822 – 1438. All children’s workshops at Hudson Hall are free.

RAGATALA TIGERS
Ages 8 – 12
Bring a recorder if you have one, Hudson Hall will provide recorders for others. No experience necessary
Free. Space is limited, registration required

ANIMAL YOGA & STORYBOOK ART MAKING FOR KIDS
Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm
April 17 – June 5, 2018
Ages 6-8
Free. Space is limited, registration required

CHESS FOR KIDS
TuesdayThursday, July 10th, 11th, 12 from 4-6pm
Ages 7 – 14
Space limited, registration recommended

 

SPRING PROGRAM
Mondays, 3-4:30pm
April 16 – June 4 (no class May 28)
In collaboration with Hudson Bluehawks After School Program, students from Montgomery C. Smith will join other registrants in this weekly workshop.

SUMMER INTENSIVE
Tuesday- Thursday, July 24-26, 4-6pm

IVA BITTOVA: FORCE OF NATURE
A Classics on Hudson Family Concert
Saturday, April 14 at 3pm
Tickets: $10 for adults, free for children 18 and under

 

LOCATION:
Hudson Hall
at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
www.hudsonhall.org
(518) 822-1438

 

 

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New Lebanon Library’s New Mascot Revealed!

Last week, the New Lebanon Library  revealed the winning design for the library’s new mascot.”Calvin the book” was the created by local 4th grader, Logan H. Calvin will be getting some touch-ups prior to his official debut as ambassador for the library and once completed, Calvin will be produced as a plush toy.

The library invited local students (ages 5-18) to submit their own designs, and library visitors were invited to vote for their favorite. The winning mascot designer will receive a $50 Amazon Card, and a plush version of their winning mascot.


MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
Facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
twitter: @NewLebanonLib
518-794-8844
leb@taconic.net

 

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Opening At The Crandell: Phantom Thread

Opening at The Crandell Theater, Phantom Thread.

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Written By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Focus Features

SHOW TIMES:
Fri 3/23 thru Thu 3/29, 7:00pm daily
2:00pm Saturday Matinee

TICKET PRICES:
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

LOCATION:
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham, NY

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

 

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