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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

  • Bridge Music - 9th Season


    ​BRIDGE MUSIC returns of its 9th season Bridge Music, Joseph Bertolozzi's musical homage to our area's iconic Mid Hudson Bridge...

  • 22nd Global Annual Oncologists Meeting


    Conferenceseries LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 22nd Global Annual Oncologists Meeting' during May 24-25,...

  • International Conference on Ophthalmic Surgery


    ConferenceSeries Ltd Organizes 300+ conferences, 500+ workshops and 200+ symposiums on Clinical, Medicine, Pharma and Science & Technology every...

  • Aqueous Remains


    Rockland Center for the Arts is proud to present Aqueous Remains, a compelling exhibition of works by Aurora Robson, exploring ecological issues...

  • Exhibit: "Rites of Passage: Spiritual Collages", Artist Debra Friedkin


    v “Rites of Passage: Spiritual Collages” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist Debra Friedkin’s narrative mixed media...

  • Investigate the A in STEaM Fridays


    Designed for our younger visitors, children will have an opportunity to explore a different creative art activity each week

  • Dorothea Rockburne


    In May 2018, Dia Art Foundation will present a long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s large-scale works from the late 1960s and...

  • Ebb & Flow


    Ebb & Flow: A Group Exhibit Up and down, back and forth, give and take, push and pull; these are tensions present in the natural rhythm of...

  • Between I and Thou


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

  • Cey Adams: "Pop Revolution"


    Cey Adams, “Pop Revolution” April 14th – June 8th, 2018  ...

  • Between I and Thou


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

  • Glenn Dewitt “Landscape Variations”


    Glenn DeWitt LANDSCAPE VARIATIONS Digital photographic  constructions. Small works, affordable art. 

  • HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program “Handwriting on the Wall”


    HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program “Handwriting on the Wall”  Curated by Lucy Barbera PHD Experiences with Cancer...

  • Fine Home Source 2018


    Fine Home Source Home Show 2018 Presenting quality designs and products as-well-as skilled craftmanship to bring your new or renovated...

  • Fun House 2018


      Barrett Art Center Presents: Fun House 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 3 – 6 p.m. Artist’s Talks: Saturday, May...

  • Clove Creek Dinner Theater Presents: The Jerry Zinger Reunion - Murder Mystery


      It’s Jerry Zinger’s High School reunion and he’s decided to televise it! Various cameras are hidden throughout Clove...

  • Delinquent


    Delinquent   Peter Christian Hall will be  present to take questions for the screening of his groundbreaking indy feature...

  • LENI


    What happens when artists allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? Using the life of...

  • Harriet, Rosa & Me


    New York Times acclaimed playwright, JD Lawrence, (the creator, executive producer, and star of Bravo’s “Your Husband Is Cheating On...

  • 'Flat Broke', the Artwork of Stacy Petty


    Presenting 'Flat Broke', the Artwork of Stacy Petty Join us in celebrating the opening of our latest show.  Preview- Friday, April...

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