Tag: Columbia_County_NY

Trivia Night at Chatham Brewing Every Thursday

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Chatham Brewing hosts a Trivia Night every Thursday. Stop by for some beers, a bite to eat, and test your trivia knowledge.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, October 10, 2019 / 7:30pm – 10pm
Get there early to sign up as an individual or a team

LOCATION:
Chatham Brewing
59 Main Street, Chatham NY

MORE:
www.chathambrewing.com
facebook.com/chathambrewingcompany
instagram.com/chathambrewing

 

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Senior Virtual Reality Morning at New Lebanon Library, Oct 4

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The New Lebanon Library is hosting a Senior VR Morning on Friday, October 4th. Experience the world from the comfort of the library with virtual reality. With apps ranging from exploring the international space station to Tai-chi, this is a fun, easy way to interact with new technology.

Contact the library to sign up for a 30 minute slot and let the journey begin!

DATE/TIME:
Friday, October 4, 2019 / 10:30am – 12pm

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

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
facebook.com/NewLebanonLibrary
instagram.com/newlebanonlibrary

Phone: 518-794-8844
Email: leb@taconic.net

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The 2019 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

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The leaves are already changing in Columbia County. If you want to know when the peak leaf-peeping time is in your area? Check out the 2019 Fall Foliage Map. Each year, SmokyMountains.com publishes this interactive, online map that bills itself as the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. On their site, you can use the slider under the map of the US to see when the leaves will be at their peak across the country.

Check out the map now, at smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map

 

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Stockport Food Truck Festival in Masten Park, Sep 6

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The town of Stockport is holding it’s second Food Truck Festival in Masten Park on Friday, September 6. 

Head to the park for great food, music and drinks. There will also be a playground and bounce house for the kids.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, September 6, 2019 / 5 pm – 8:00 pm

LOCATION:
Masten Park
1138 Route 9
Stockport, NY 12534

MORE:
townofstockport.weebly.com

 

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Happy Labor Day

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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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