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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

  • ART SHOW FUNDRAISER

    2017.04.24

      The Children's Center at SUNY Ulster will be hosting their 2nd Annual ART SHOW FUNDRAISER to raise money for new playground equipment. ...

  • Global Conference on Nanotechnology and Materials Science

    2017.04.24

    Global Conference on Nanotechnology and Materials Science will be organized at Las Vegas, USA from April 24-26, 2017, 2017 around the theme "Recent...

  • Audubon Greenwich Native Plant Sale (Pick-Up Days May 19-21)

    2017.04.07

    Looking to fill some holes in your garden? Want to attract more birds and butterflies? Check out the annual Native Plant Sale: For The Birds,...

  • Colonie Art League Art Show

    2017.04.03

      The Colonie Art League and the Friends of Pruyn House are co-sponsoring an art exhibit at Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY for...

  • Bliss Body Yoga

    2017.04.26

    Bliss Body Yoga New Paltz Community Center New to yoga or feeling listless and stiff? Feel better in your body with Bliss Body Yoga with Linda...

  • Clay Art Center is pleased to present REVISIT: The Boneyard

    2017.04.01

    Clay Art Center is pleased to present REVISIT: The Boneyard   Featuring works by 40 internationally acclaimed ceramic artists who have taught...

  • INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction

    2017.03.22

    INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present Interlock, an exhibit that explores the tensions of color...

  • Metal & Wood: A Group Exhibition of Sculpture Created with Metal or Wood

    2017.04.07

    Emerge Gallery & Art Space is pleased to be participating in the Village of Saugerties’ celebration of International Sculpture Day during the...

  • 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...

  • Mount Gulian Opens For Tour Season

    2017.04.23

      Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opens for the season on Sunday, April 23rd. Tours of the historic home, Dutch barn, and restored garden...

  • ASK Regional Juried Exhibition

    2017.04.01

    Opening reception April 1, 5pm-8pm Artists from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Vermont showcase works in ASK's...

  • Classical Musicians of the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    2017.04.26

    Hollywood’s Walk of Fame celebrates popular artists from live theatre, live performance, motion pictures, radio, recordings and television. Of...

  • Modern in Pound Ridge: 20th Century Architecture & Lifestyle

    2017.04.23

    The Pound Ridge Historical Society will open “Modern in Pound Ridge: 20th Century Architecture + Lifestyle” at the Pound Ridge Museum on April...

  • Nature Sprouts: Mommy & Me

    2017.04.05

    Audubon Greenwich welcomes little ones and their grown-ups to discover, explore and investigate nature through a different theme each week....

  • Night Garden: Roisin Reilly

    2017.04.08

    Blue/Black & White Minimal Paintings Inspired by the Dogwood Tree and its Blossoms. Reception: Saturday, 04/08/2017; 5-8PM. Thru 07/02/2017.

  • LongReach Arts Squared

    2017.04.01

    This well known Arts Cooperative remains an important part of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley Region. In addition to achieving recognition as...

  • Annual Game Night

    2017.04.26

      St. Joachim / St. John the Evangelist's Women's Parish Club Annual Game Night will be held on April 26th  in  St. Joachim's School Gym on...

  • Mythology- A Group Exhibition

    2017.04.08

    Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Mythology, with an artist reception on Saturday, April 8, from 6:30-8:30 pm....

  • Fraydele to Perform at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation


    2017.04.26

    Fraydele is a new project led by multi-instrumentalist Joanna Sternberg. Named after Joanna’s grandmother Fraydele Oysher, a pioneer of Feminism...


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