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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

  • Dreamcatcher Exhibition

    2016.11.09

    Locally handmade, unique dreamcatchers on exhibit at @ Alice's Coffee Lounge in Newburgh, NY

  • Annual Christmas Fair

    2016.12.04

    Annual Christmas Fair The Women’s Parish Club of St. Joachim / St. John the Evangelist Church will be holding its Annual Christmas Fair on...

  • Albany Institute of History & Art- Hudson River School

    2016.04.30

    Artists of the Hudson River School painted and sketched a variety of landscapes during the fifty-year period from 1825 to 1875. The American...

  • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

    2016.01.23

    This indoor farmers market offers vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jams, breads and baked goods (gluten-free, too!), eggs, mushrooms, and specialty...

  • KMAA All Member Show

    2016.11.02

    KMAA all Member Show Katonah Museum Artist's Association all Member Show November 2- December 29 at the Katonah Village Library 26 Bedford Rd,...

  • Emerge Gallery presents “Primar(il)y Red: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red”

    2016.12.02

    Emerge Gallery & Art Space in Saugerties is pleased to present Primar(il)y Red: A Group Exhibition of Art Celebrating the Color Red. Over forty...

  • Dia:Beacon New Installation: Robert Morris

    2016.11.03

    To celebrate an important acquisition of eight works by Robert Morris, Dia will present a new installation of his work at Dia:Beacon, opening to...

  • Dia:Beacon New Installation: Robert Morris

    2016.11.03

    To celebrate an important acquisition of eight works by Robert Morris, Dia will present a new installation of his work at Dia:Beacon, opening to...

  • Brookside Museum Artisans Market

    2016.11.26

    Find the perfect gift!   Brookside Museum's Artisans Market will feature local artisans varying from jewelry, ornaments, photography, hot fudge,...

  • A Christmas Carol

    2016.12.02

    Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:30am  through Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 10:30am Culinary Institute of America - Marriott Pavilion  This new...

  • "Alchemy of Light"

    2016.11.04

    Watercolors by Betsy Jacaruso & Cross River Fine Artists “Alchemy of Light,” Celebrating 17 years! Watercolors by Betsy Jacaruso & Cross River...

  • House Tour Sundays!, House Tours and Tea

    2016.11.27

      HOUSE TOUR SUNDAYS! House Tours and Tea  November 27, December 4, 11, and 18   ‘Tis the Season at Wainwright House!     Wainwright...

  • A Christmas Carol

    2016.12.03

    A Christmas Carol Sat, Dec 3, 2016 through Sun, Dec 18, 2016 Culinary Institute of America–Marriott Pavilion  By Charles Dickens, Adaptation...

  • Clay Art Center Saturday Drop In Class

    2016.09.17

    Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Fall for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay...

  • Ghent Playhouse presents annual Panto, The Turn of the Scrooge

    2016.11.27

    The Ghent Playhouse is proud to once again have the annual Panto on stage.  In it's 17th year, this year's version is titled The Turn of the...

  • A Christmas Carol

    2016.12.04

    Ulster Ballet Company's 22nd annual production of a holiday treasure, with dance, theater and breath-taking special effects. Friday, Dec. 2 @...

  • Fleeting Melodies, Invisible Poems

    2016.12.04

    An unusual musical celebration! Join us for the 141st birthday of one of the 20th century’s most important poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, whose focus...

  • Every Christmas Story Ever Told

    2016.12.02

  • An Evening with Chris Botti

    2016.12.04

    Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall In Love”, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental...

  • DJ Skate Nights!

    2016.10.21


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