Open Poetry Night at Copake Grange, Apr 29

This Friday, April 29, 2022, The Copake Grange is hosting an Open Poetry Night.

Contact Roberta Roll at for more information.

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 29, 2022 / 7pm – 9pm

LOCATION: The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516


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Chita Rivera at Colonial Theatre, May 29

The Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Chita: The Rhythm of My Life” on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique concert event! The incomparable two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from West Side StorySweet Charity and Bye Bye Birdie to ChicagoKiss of the Spider WomanThe Visit and more. Her special guest for the evening will be George Dvorsky. In addition to a tribute to her dear friends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned ten nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  A versatile actress/singer/dancer, she recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling new musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.

Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye BirdieThe Rink (Tony Award), ChicagoJerry’s GirlsKiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and DollsCan-CanSeventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful.  Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London’s Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated* in order to attend this event. Proof of vaccination and ID is required for this event. Patrons may present a digital or physical vaccination card upon arrival to the theatre.

DATE/TIMESunday, May 29, 2022 / 2pm

TICKETS$75 and up
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LOCATIONThe Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201


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New Lebanon Library ‘Make It & Take It’ Adults Craft Class: Mini-Terrariums, Apr 28

In person craft meetups are back at the the New Lebanon Library! The library’s monthly adult-level crafting class, ‘Make It & Take It’, returns with this month’s project, mini-terrariums. All materials provided.

Space is  limited, and registration is required.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 28, 2022 / 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LOCATION: New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125


Phone: 518-794-8844

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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture: “Gotham Goes Global: New York City from 1825-1925”

This Saturday, the Columbia County Historical Society presents the next lecture of the 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series –  Gotham Goes Global: New York City from 1825-1925, a zoom discussion by Dr. Gary Darden.

Dr. Gary Darden will speak about the changes and influences that caused the city of New Amsterdam to become an international center during this 100 year period.

Gary H. Darden, PhD
20-year Manhattan resident, Gary Darden is a 6th generation Texas native educated in Virginia and Texas. His Ph.D. in American history is from Rutgers University. He has served as history professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Morris County, NJ since 2005, and chair of the Department of Social Sciences & History since 2013.  

​The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 23, 2022  / 4:30pm

$10 for CCHS members
$15 for non-members



LOCATION: Online via Zoom
ZOOM LINK will be emailed after Payment, on DAY of Lecture


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