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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

  • American Roots Music Festival

    2017.06.24

    The annual American Roots Music Festival offers a day full of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, singer/songwriter, string band, old time,...

  • Classic Lyndhurst Mansion Tours

    2017.05.04

    Thursday –  Monday Tours on the hour from 10:00 am, last tour at 4:00 pm Perfect for first time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately...

  • Art Exhibit: Waterworks

    2017.05.14

      “Waterworks” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist Wendy Naidich’s  photographs. May 14 through June 25, 2017. Free opening reception on...

  • Acting, Acting, Acting

    2017.03.25

    Learn the basics of the Meisner Method of acting.  This is 'the place' where anyone with Talent and a Passion for acting, writing, directing can...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • "Abstract Universe"

    2017.06.14

    ABSTRACT UNIVERSE, on view at FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN / ART June 3rd thru July 2017, features over twenty Non-Objective Paintings by the...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I and Thou 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections between the...

  • Art Nest

    2017.06.03

    Extended Summer drop in hours, projects will be based on artwork in our Summer Show.

  • APG Pilates

    2017.04.29

      Safe Harbors of the Hudson Cornerstone Fitness is offering APG Pilates every last Saturday of the month at 12 noon in the Lobby at the Ritz,...

  • 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...

  • Entering the Third Dimension- A sculpture show

    2017.06.03

      Entering the Third Dimension- A sculpture show  ASK members sculpture show Opening Reception - Saturday June 3rd, 5-8 pm On view June 3-24...

  • Container Gardening Workshop

    2017.06.24

    Container Gardening Workshop Container Gardening Workshop   Saturday June 24 1-3 pm Downing Park Urban Farm   207...

  • Bill Lemanski Book Talk with Louis L. Picone

    2017.06.24

    Book Talk with Bill Lemanski Bill Lemanski will talk with author, Louis L. Picone about his book, The President is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories...

  • Anything Goes

    2017.06.22

    Set sail on this classic Cole Porter adventure aboard The SS American!This hilarious boy meets girl comedy on the high seas features some of the...

  • Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family

    2017.01.21

    Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family   Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this...

  • Call for Artists: Just Friends

    2017.06.22

    Just Friends August 3 – 30, 2017 All artists in Westchester County, NY and the New York Metropolitan Area working in all mediums, at any stage...

  • Bridal Boot Camp

    2017.06.21

    Saw Mill Club, Westchester’s premier luxury health and fitness club with two locations in Mount Kisco, announces the debut of its first annual...

  • Elisa Pritzker Selknam: Spirit, Ceremony, Selves

    2017.05.03

      Elisa Pritzker Selknam: Spirit, Ceremony, Selves    May 3- September 17, 2017 Opening reception and performance: Saturday...


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