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New Year’s Eve Party Roundup

Tuesday is New Year’s Eve. If you don’t have plans yet, following are some special parties happening around the area. 

All of the following events are on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Click “MORE” for each event’s site. 


New Year’s Eve 2020 Pre-Party!



Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage will be open on New Year’s Eve with speakeasy cocktails, beer, wine, cider, mocktails, and craft sodas. Free tastings of Cooper’s Daughter Spirits will be available all day. Email oldeyorkfarm@gmail.com to set up private tours and tastings.

Come check out our complimentary 2020 polaroid photo booth, NYE glittery cocktails, and party music!!!

TIME: 12pm – 9pm

LOCATION: Olde York Farm: Distillery & Cooperage
284 State Route 23, Claverack, New York 12513


WGXC’s Intergalactic Futurefunk New Year’s Eve at Avalon!


Get ready Catskill! Leave the car at home, hop on board our spaceship and travel with us to a future-retro lounge in a galaxy far far away.

From 9PM-11PM, we’ll get down to the wildly danceable, groovy, virtuosic funk of Telepathic Moon Dance! TMD played Avalon last month, and as soon as we heard these guys we knew we wanted them to party with us on New Year’s. Bandleader Walker Adams has played drums for St. Vincent and fusion bassist Percy Jones… his lineup of exceptional musicians includes the finest talent of NYC and the Hudson Valley. Tonight will feature Tony DePaolo on guitar and Michael Purcell on keys!

From 11PM onward we’ll be in the hands of Albany NY’s legendary Tall Ass Matt and friends, host of Fuze Box’s Body Shine party. Matt spins all-vinyl sets of Disco, Funk, House, and whatever else keeps the vibe positive and the bodies moving.

The theme of the eve will be INTERGALACTIC FUTUREFUNK. Come dressed to impress all inter-dimensional beings!

TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
All cover charges go to the night’s entertainers, who are graciously spending one of the best nights of the year for working musicians spreading joy and good vibes right here in Catskill!
Cover includes complimentary midnight Champagne toast.

TIME: 8:30pm – 3am

LOCATION: The Avalon Lounge
29 Church St, Catskill, New York 12414


New Years Eve Party at The Falls



Come on out and enjoy ringing in the New Year with your friends and loved ones. We will be having an amazing time.

Open Bar – Top Shelf Liqour, beer, wine & soda
Food – buffet style appetizers all night long
DJ – rocking music all night long
Photobooth with photo strips, mirror booth, backdrop and props
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Screen to watch the Times Square ball drop

TIME: 8:30pm


Open to the Public 18+ years old ( ID Required)

You can pick up your tickets at The Falls front desk or online at the link below:





Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New w/ The Felice Brothers at Helsinki Hudson


Undress was recorded in the late summer of 2018 in Tivoli, New York. Band members Ian Felice, James Felice, Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass) teamed up with producer Jeremy Backofen to record their most personal and reflective album to date.

“Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” says songwriter Ian Felice. “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.”

Undress follows the band’s 2016 album Life In The Dark, and finds the group in a very different place three years later. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.”

TIME: Doors: 6pm / Show: 9pm

LOCATION: Club Helsinki 

405 Columbia Street


New Year’s Eve – A Night at the Speakeasy



Let’s ring in 2020 with a throwback to the roaring 20’s! Dress to kill in vintage glam and join us at the speakeasy for cocktails, dancing, games and even some surprise entertainment!

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant
44 Golf Course Rd, Craryville, New York 12521

TICKETS: $60, $85
Available at www.thegreensatcopake.com/events/new-years-eve-a-night-at-the-speakeasy



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New Year’s Eve Party Roundup

Monday is New Year’s Eve. If you don’t have plans yet, following are some special parties happening around the county. 

All the following events are on December 31, 2018. Click “MORE” for each event’s site. 


NYE2019_Flyer_RevWGXC Party at Half Moon

Half Moon
48 South Front St.
Hudson, NY 12534
One and all are invited to ring in the New Year with WGXC at the Half Moon in Hudson! Our sixth annual fundraising bash starts off with karaoke hosted by Amanda Lees, followed by dancing to the music of Blueberry (www.blueberrylounge.com) straight into 2019. Then, DJ Var (WGXC’s “Friday Night Vibes Session”) takes control into the wee hours. Your $10-$20 (sliding scale) contribution at the door benefits WGXC 90.7-FM. Food will be available all night from the Taste of India food truck, with a portion of food sales also to benefit WGXC. The entire event will be broadcast live on 90.7-FM and wgxc.org. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!


RTLNYE_01-768x768-300x300Rivertown Lodge Dine & Dance

Rivertown Lodge
731 Warren Street

Dinner includes a 4-course meal, open bar until 1am & evening entertainment. Dinner seating starting at 9pm Bring your best look! (Ticket price does not include tax or gratuity)


NYE Party with Live Jazz

Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
284 State Route 23
ClaverackNY 12513


$45 – $55

Tickets include: Live Jazz Duo with Alexis Cole 8-11 All Local Cheese Boards at 11 Bubbly Toast at Midnight! Pre-Ordered Ticket Price: $45/person Ticket at the door: $55/person Cash Bar: Cocktails, beer, wine, cider, mocktails, artinisal sodas, and hot drinks.


New Years’s Eve Celebration

Vanderbilt Lakeside
161 Main Street
PhilmontNY 12565
$40 – $65

Join us for very a special New Year’s Eve Celebration! Food, drink, dancing, merriment! (OR book a *Celebrate & Stay* package—includes 2 night accommodations, party tickets, + a Three-Course Sunday Dinner. For all details + ability to book please visit our website)


A Sparkling New Year’s Party!

Tousey Winery
1774 Route 9
Germantown, NY 12526

A NIGHT OF BUBBLES AND CELEBRATION Get cozy with your loved ones, play some games, sing your heart out, and dance to the groovy beats! Kicking off the evening with a traditional wine punch, Unlimited hors d’oeuvres + dessert bar from Heirloom Cafe, A glass of Sparkling to ring in the New Year! Reservations must be ordered […]


Roots-Rockers Ring Out the Old & Ring in the New

Club Helsinki 
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Doors: 6pm, Show: 8pm
$25 – $45

The sounds of vintage rock and honkytonk will help the crowd ring out the old and ring in the new when Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones and the Chops & Sauerkraut Trio entertain revelers. Kingston, N.Y.-based Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones were named “Best Up-And-Coming Band in 2015” by Hudson Valley Magazine and Best Rockabilly Female Artist in the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards. […]


NYE2019Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The Maker Lounge
302 Warren Street
HudsonNY 12534

Open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and champagne toast.




New Year’s Eve Masquerade Gala

41 Cross Street
HudsonNY1 2534
Doors: 8pm, Ballroom: 9pm

Ring in 2019 with us at  our Masquerade gala! Packages start at $399 and include overnight room and two tickets to the party. We kick off the evening in our Wick Lounge with live entertainment, light bites and cash bar. Ballroom doors open at 9pm for the main event with dancing, tapas and cash bar […]






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Chatham OctoberFeast – Saturday, October 1


Chatham Village will host it’s first ever OctoberFeast this Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day will celebrate the harvest season with local food and family activities throughout the village. The festivities will feature food, music, drink, and an interesting sounding contest.

Get Crocked Cooking Contest

The Get Crocked cooking contest is open to all, and will be a judged contest looking for the best Crock Pot meal. The winning recipe will be part of a round up press release and will be published on the Our Community Cares website and Facebook page. Judging will take place during the day, and participants are to arrive no later than 12:30pm with one large crockpot filled with their entry submission, along with a printed copy of the recipe. First prize is $100, and second prize is $50. There’s a $10 entry fee, and you must return a completed entry form, which can be found here. Proceeds from “Crockpot for a Cause” will benefit Tina and Rich Powers and family, of Canaan.


OctoberFeast kicks off at 11am, and is centered on Main Street. Following is the full schedule.

11 a.m.

Our Daily Bread Gluten Free Bakery, 54 Main St. For sale: stuffed pretzels, Octoberfeast knishes of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and corned beef.

Our Daily Bread Deli, 116 Hudson Ave. Smokers will be fired up. For sale: smoked turkey legs, pastrami on a stick, sausages and all the trimmings. Chatham Brewing’s Oktoberfest brew and other beer. Music noon to 2 p.m. and lawn/deck will be available for lawn games (bocce and more). Discounts to those in traditional lederhosen and free draft to those who purchase a beer stein from R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chatham Café & Deli, 41 Main St. Cider, hot chocolate, seasonal pastries and more will be sold as well as the full menu inside with specials featuring a seasonal flavor.

SomethinsGottaGive, 5 Main St. Artists serving refreshments.

R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry, 42 Main St. Beer steins for sale.

Chatham Wine & Liquor, 52 Main St. Wine and cheese sampling.

Chatham Brewing, 59 Main St. Pig roast.

People’s Pub, 36 Main St. Duck tacos and lamb sliders.

Friends of the Tracy, selling beer mugs with their logo.

Face painting.

Mando Fights Back, selling bows and pies.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Prepared, outside 20 Main St. Grilling bratwurst and sauerkraut in the beer and wine garden in the Prepared Plaza.

A La Mode, selling ice cream and root beer floats street side.


Musicians Laura Flemming and Phalen McGreal in the beer and wine garden in the Prepared Plaza outside Prepared.

Noon to 12:30 p.m.


Noon to 2 p.m.

Live music TBA at Our Daily Bread Deli, 116 Hudson Ave.

1-2 p.m.

Eric Thee Illusionist on the Brewery Stage.

1-3 p.m.

Get Crocked: Crockpot for a Cause Cooking Contest, location TBA.

2-3 p.m.

Balloon Art on the Brewery Stage.

3 p.m.

Ceremonial keg tapping on the Brewery Stage.

Breezy Grass Band on the Brewery Stage.

Games and contests at Chatham Brewing.

6 p.m.

Sitting Plush Band on the Brewery Stage.

8 p.m.

Side Show Willie on the Brewery Stage.

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Columbia County Fair Just Two Days Away!


The Columbia County Fair Opens Wednesday, August 31, 2016!  This year marks the fair’s 176th annual happening. As always, the fair grounds will be packed with rides, attractions, and entertainment. Following are just a few examples of what the fair has in store for us this year.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Enjoy the crashin’, smashin’ action of our annual Demolition Derbies. Catch 3 heats, 4 cylinders, 6 cylinders and 8 cylinders, both nights plus a Special Mini Van heat on Wednesday night. Over $1500 in prizes given out.

What started out many years ago with farmers bringing their favorite tractors out of the fields to the local fair and pulling the heaviest stone boat the furthest has progressed into the HEAVIEST MOTOR SPORT IN THE WORLD! Watch these modified, Super Stock and Super Farm class tractors and 4 wheel drive trucks roar past the Grandstand in hopes of a full pull, bragging rights and points towards the circuit championship!

Capture the excitement of bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding. Hold on to your cowboy hats during the team roping, calf roping, and steer wrestling, and as the ladies race against the clock in the barrel racing contest.

Experience the all-new interactive, hands on exotic animal petting zoo. It includes 20-25 rare and exotic animals from around the world. Animal ambassadors such as, “Little Joe” (the wallaby) “Juliet” (The Scotch Highlander) “Humphrey” (The Camel) “Rascal” (The Fennec Fox) and “Kevin Bacon” (the Pot Belly Pig). All the animals bring smiles to all who meet them! Young and young at heart will enjoy Eudora Farms Petting Zoo and the thrill of a camel ride.

In family friendly Vegas style Hypnosis Show, C.H. Brad Matchett uses only volunteers, no actors, just people who want to experience the great feeling of Hypnosis. Hypnosis can often be described as a deep state of Relaxation. One hour of Hypnosis is like 6 to 8 hours of sleep. We all go in and out of Hypnosis every day, driving, reading a book, watching TV even playing video games.

Eat & Drink

In addition to the countless food options, and deep-fried “insert something crazy here”, available on the fair midway, there is also one of my favorite fair attractions, the Beer Pavilion. Located behind the main grandstands, this is the perfect spot to grab a cold beer, and mingle with friends. You can also bring your fair food into the large tented pavilion. DJ Jack Bogarski returns to the Beer Pavilion for his 19th consecutive year, and will provide the musical entertainment in the pavilion. for all ages during the day The Beer Pavilion is open daily from 7pm to close.
21 and over only


  • The Fair opens at noon on Wednesday, and 10am the rest of the days. The fair will close each night at 11pm.
  • The Fair is located in Chatham, NY, at the Columbia County Agricultural Society
    142 Hudson Ave. Parking is free.
  • Admission is $10 for teens and adults ($15 on Sunday). Kids age 12 and under get in free every day. On Thursday, admission is free for everyone age 18 and under.

For more info, including the full schedule of events, and a map of the fair grounds, visit www.columbiafair.com, by clicking here.

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