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Introduction to Columbia County Neighborhoods


None other than Henry Hudson himself was the first European to set foot on what is now Columbia County, when his ship, the Half Moon, pulled over for a few repairs and to look for food. Today, the county, which rolls and sweeps from the eastern bank of the river that bears his name to the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, is still mostly agrarian. Its fertile soil supports a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and other delights. Countless summer and fall festivals celebrate this agricultural bounty with music, fun and, of course, fresh food. Outdoor amenities are perhaps the county’s greatest treasures. Choice spots for hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, cycling and leaf-peeping abound. The 5,000-acre Taconic State Park features an invigorating hike up to Bish-Bash Falls, a 200-foot waterfall (which, yes, is technically in Massachusetts). Hunting of another sort—for antiques, arts and crafts—is also plentiful. The village of Hudson supports more than 65 antique shops Warren Street and its side streets. Historic homes, including Olana, the Moorish-inspired home of Frederic Church, one of America's premier landscape painters, and the Georgian home of our eighth president, Martin van Buren, dot the landscape. For culture, Chatham’s Mac-Hayden Theater presents family-friendly musicals in a charming and intimate 350-seat theater-in-the-round. And sports fans can catch car-racing thrills at Lebanon Valley Speedway and Dragway.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • Exhibition on the East Gate and West Gate Toll Houses now at Hudson Area Library

    2017.09.22

    Hudson Area Library’s History Room in collaboration with Roeliff Jansen Historical Society is featuring an exhibition and video installation of...

  • Art Exhibit: The Colors of My World

    2017.09.17

    “The Colors of My World” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist Gina Lombardi Bratter’s recent watercolors.  September 17 through October 22,...

  • 15th World Medical Nanotechnology Congress

    2017.10.18

    Global Experts Meeting on “15th World Medical Nanotechnology Congress”, which is to be held in Osaka, Japan during October 18, 19 of 2017...

  • Clay Art Center Weekly Youth Classes

    2017.09.17

    Build your child’s inner artist through the art of clay.  In today’s technology driven world children are rediscovering the proven...

  • 15th World Medical Nanotechnology Congress

    2017.10.18

    Global Experts Meeting on “15th World Medical Nanotechnology Congress”, which is to be held in Osaka, Japan during October 18, 19 of 2017...

  • Chair Yoga

    2017.10.16

    CHAIR YOGA FREE Mondays, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th at 11:00am   Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need...

  • Change: An Exhibition of Art By Members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)

    2017.10.07

    Emerge Gallery is pleased to showcase art by members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) in the exhibition Change on view September...

  • Artists as Innovators Exhibition

    2017.09.08

      ARTISTS AS INNOVATORS: Celebrating Three Decades Of New York Council On The Arts / New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowships Featuring 25...

  • Anne Truitt

    2017.05.05

    Dia presents a new collection display of recently acquired works by Anne Truitt. The installation will trace Truitt’s formal evolution from early...

  • Bradford Graves Sculpture Park

    2017.05.06

  • Call for Artists: Leave your Swords at the Door

    2017.10.06

    Call for Artists: Leave Your Swords at the Door October 6 – November 24, 2017 “What if we acted as if the whole world were a wedding with good...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2017

    2017.09.02

    Opening Reception, September 2nd. An Opening Reception Program of Music & Performance Art from 2-6 pm in the fields and music on the stage from...

  • Art Class for Kids!!

    2017.09.21

    Join instructor Rowan Willigan for this fun art class for kids ages 10 and up! Students will explore a variety of media and techniques, including...

  • , a Teen Coding Class

    2017.09.14

    The Hudson Area Library is offering a 10-week teen computer coding class: < Creating with Code> Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm beginning September 14 in...

  • Common Ground Farm Harvest Gala

    2017.10.19

    James Beard Nominee & highly regarded Chef Terrance Brennan and our friends at The Roundhouse present Common Ground Farm's first annual Harvest...

  • Clay Art Center’s 60th Birthday Bash & Annual Fall Benefit

    2017.10.19

    Clay Art Center’s 60th Birthday Bash & Annual Fall Benefit   Thursday, October 19th, 6 – 10PM Willow Ridge Country Club, Harrison, NY  ...

  • A History of Bannerman Castle

    2017.10.19

    Join us on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marlboro Library community room to learn about a local Hudson Valley landmark, Bannerman’s...

  • CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne

    2017.09.28

    Tangent Theatre Company proudly presents their Fall 2017 main-stage show, "Constellations" by Nick Payne. Explore a couple's journey through life,...


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