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Kinderhook Memorial Library: Storytime w/ Gideon Sterer, Jan 12

The Kinderhook Memorial Library is hosting a Storytime with Gideon Sterer, on Thursday, January 12. New York Times bestselling picture book author GIDEON STERER joins us to read from his books and favorite stories for a special storytime!

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 12, 2023 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

LOCATION: Kinderhook Memorial Library
18 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106


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Clermont’s Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters Tour 2022

Clermont’s annual Legends by Candlelight Ghost Encounters Tour returns with two weekends of fun. In this annual event visitors will meet a horde of “ghosts” from Clermont’s past as they tell their stories of glory, loss, success, and failure. Some ghosts may be scary, some may be funny but all the stories they tell are true!

On Friday October 21st and Saturday October 22nd, visitors will be seated on the lawn of Clermont surrounded by the flickering specters of Jack-o’-lanterns; hand carved by the museum’s staff. Visitors for the ghost encounter should bring their own chair or blanket as none will be provided. This program will begin at the Visitor Center.

On Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th, visitors will begin their night of spooky entertainment enjoying a bonfire with marshmallows, then be whisked off on a walking tour to meet the ghosts of Clermont. Visitors for the ghost encounter should wear comfortable shoes and be ready for an adventure!

As all events are outside it is suggested everyone dress for the weather.

DATES/TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays, October, 2022 / 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

ADMISSION$12 (Adults) / $5 (Children, 5 – 12)
Advanced tickets required, no walk-ins will be allowed.
To reserve your tickets or for more information please call (518)537-4240

LOCATION: The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526



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FilmColumbia 2022, Oct 21 – 30

The Crandell Theatre presents the Annual FilmColumbia film festival, from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 30. 

FilmColumbia, Columbia County’s premier annual cultural event, will screen the very best–and the latest–national and international films from October 21 – 30, 2022. Once the Crandell Theatre’s “little local festival that could,” FilmColumbia is now an acclaimed, nationally recognized film event.

In addition to screening festival favorites from acclaimed directors, this year FilmColumbia will once again feature special panels and events with filmmakers, a popular screenwriting workshop, and a children’s international film festival of shorts that is free to the community.

“There are so many marvelous aspects to this year’s festival,” says Laurence Kardish, the festival’s co-artistic and co-executive director with Peter Biskind. “The number of extraordinary films by women, the number of award winners, and the broad range of programs from the most intimate of dramas to the most spectacular of blockbusters make this a festival of festivals.”

DATES/TIMES: Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 30, 2022
Visit crandelltheatre.org/filmcolumbia for the full 2022 schedule.
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings

LOCATIONSCrandell Theater
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

Day: Crandell Members $11 and General Public $13
Evening (5pm on): Crandell Members $14 and General Public $17
Tickets can be purchased for individual movies via the FilmColumbia Schedule page

All-Film Pass
Crandell Members $225 and General Public $275
Crandell Theatre Members: Tickets available online starting 10/8, 9am through 10/15, 9am
General Public:  Tickets available online starting 10/15, 9am

Saturday Night Pub Party @ People’s Pub: Cash bar
Screenwriting Panel: $20
Post Sneak Party @ Blue Plate: $20 (Cash bar)
Children’s International Shorts Program:  Free

 All-Film passes and tickets to FilmColumbia 2022 are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no refunds.


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Happy Labor Day


Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. It is recognized as a federal holiday.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day.

According to one early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection with a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In connection with this clandestine Knights assembly, a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York. Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.

An alternative thesis is maintained that the idea of Labor Day was the brainchild of Peter J. McGuire, a vice president of the American Federation of Labor, who put forward the initial proposal in the spring of 1882. According to McGuire, on May 8, 1882, he made a proposition to the fledgling Central Labor Union in New York City that a day be set aside for a “general holiday for the laboring classes”. According to McGuire he further recommended that the event should begin with a street parade as a public demonstration of organized labor’s solidarity and strength, with the march followed by a picnic, to which participating local unions could sell tickets as a fundraiser. According to McGuire he suggested the first Monday in September as an ideal date for such a public celebration, owing to optimum weather and the date’s place on the calendar, sitting midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving public holidays



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The 2022 Columbia County Fair Starts This Week! Aug 31 – Sep 5

The Columbia County Fair starts Wednesday, August 31st and runs through Monday, September 5, 2022. The six-day Columbia County Fair offers variety, excitement and family fun in a charming setting, at a comfortable pace. Featuring nightly grandstand entertainment including demolition derby, monster tractors, rodeo, live music, volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows and much more!

DATESTIMES: Wednesday, August 31 – Monday, September 5, 2022
Wednesday: NOON to 11pm
Thursday-Monday: 10am-11pm


LOCATIONColumbia County Fair Grounds
182 Hudson Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037



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