We will post local cancellations and postponements as we receive them.
ANCRAM–Effective immediately, the Ancram Town Hall, Town Court and Town Garage will be closed to the public until further notice. Town employees will continue to be working normal hours at the Town Hall or from home, so can you reach them by email, phone or mail. Our Highway Department is working a regular schedule. If you have something to drop off with a town official, just put it in the mail box on the far edge of the parking lot. Call the Town number at 518-329-6512 and leave a message if no one is available to talk when you call. Find a directory of contact information on the town website: www.ancramny.org
ANNANDALE—The May 3 gala celebrating the 70th anniversary season of the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle has been postponed to the fall. At this time, the HVCMC still plans to hold its June concert series in Olin Hall at Bard College.CHATHAM–The Crandell Theatre will be closed through Thursday, April 16. The reopening on Friday, April 17, will be subject to then-current public health information. All scheduled programming during this time is canceled
AUSTERLITZ–Town Hall closed through March 31. Scheduled to reopen April 1. All monthly meetings cancelled for the duration of March. www.austerlitzny.com. Reach Town Supervisor Lagonia at 518-755-0996 or
CHATHAM & CANAAN— Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chatham & Canaan Libraries will be closed for the next two weeks, through March 28. chatham.lib.ny.us
CHATHAM–Thompson Giroux Gallery, postponing reception for THESPACE WITHIN by William Thompson. The artist reception for this show will be announced as soon as possible.
CHATHAM–19th Annual Sean’s Run Weekend scheduled for May 2 & 3, 2020 cancelled. This includes the 5K, Meghan’s Mile, Bike Rides, Zumbathon, Prevention Education Expo, and World Championship Battle of the Belts. The event will not be rescheduled for this year. Questions? Email
CHATHAM—March performances at PS21 have been canceled, but the grounds, with their view of the Catskills, remain open without charge. These include 100 acres of trails, meadows, woodlands and orchards; dogs are welcome, on leads.
CLAVERACK–As the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation around COVID 19, its first concerns are the safety of animals, the staff who serve them, and the community. In these unprecedented times, rest assured that CGHS/SPCA will continue to care for all animals that are in need. We will make every effort to continue to offer vital shelter services while ensuring a safe environment for staff and visitors.
Based on Governor Cuomo’s new business regulations, we will be closing our lobby to visitors effective immediately. However, to meet the needs of our community, we will continue to offer some services in a limited capacity.
Food Bank: We will continue to be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., If you are quarantined and need food for your pet, call 518-828-6044 X 100 or 108 or email .
Surrender Services: All surrenders are by appointment only. Call 518-828-6044 X 100 or email at
Adoptions: Adoption services will be canceled until March 31; however, potential adopters can view animals on the website at cghs.org and fill out an online application to be pre-approved for adoption.
Grooming: Grooming services will be canceled until March 31.
Boarding/Daycare: Due to so many of our clients being medical professionals who rely on boarding and daycare to care for their dogs, we will continue to offer our boarding services by appointment only. For information call or text 518-610-3232 or email
Medical: We are well aware that many pet-owners rely on CGHS/SPCA for medical treatment for their pets. Currently, we have canceled our Health and Wellness clinics through March 31. If you are in need of medical treatment for your pet call or text 518-222-4218.
Spay/Neuter Services: These clinics are canceled through March 31.
Donations: Donations of pet food and supplies can be left at the front door. If you need a receipt call Ron Perez at 518-828-6044 X 108 or email .
CLAVERACK—Columbia County Habitat for Humanity offices and ReStore, 829 Route 66, is closing ReStore operations and construction activities through March 31, 2020. There will be no store hours, pickups, deliveries or drop-offs, and, no work on construction sites with the possible exception of outside contractors.
Respecting the new gathering guidelines, all volunteer opportunities and events, including the May fundraising gala, are being cancelled until further notice.
A small staff will continue to be available by phone or email to address day to day operational needs and prepare for the resumption of normal activities. 518-828-0892. www.columbiacountyhabitat.org
CLAVERACK–The April meeting of the Claverack Seniors has been cancelled. The trip planned
for April 21 has been postponed..
CLERMONT—New York State Parks are open including the Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont Avenue. All year-round parks, trails and grounds of historic sites are currently open for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.
In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and to encourage social distancing, all public programs and events are suspended indefinitely. This means that the Mansion, including house tours, and the Visitor Center at Clermont State Historic Site will not be opening for the season as previously scheduled, April 9. The Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase has been cancelled, originally scheduled for April 18, 2020.
Our historic grounds and trails remain open daily, from 8:30 a.m. to sunset, and Governor Cuomo has waived all parking fees during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
Throughout the crisis, park visitors are asked to take steps to protect themselves, their health, and the health of their community. Try to keep at least 6 feet away from each other and avoid close contact, like hugging and shaking hands. Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available, and avoid surfaces that are frequently touched, like doorknobs and handrails.
Clermont’s public restrooms will remain open and more frequent cleaning has been instituted. Visitors should remember that, as a public park, surfaces are only as clean as the last person who has touched them.
State Parks is closely coordinating with state’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. As the situation continues to develop, Clermont will take any necessary actions to protect visitor and staff health. State Parks will provide updates periodically on social media, and at parks.ny.gov.
COPAKE—Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. In an effort to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the Roeliff Jansen Community Library will be closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 18, through March 31. The Library will reassess whether or not to reopen at that time. Patrons who have materials out may return them in the book drop when due or hold them until the Library reopens. Check our website (roejanlibrary.org) and social media accounts for updates.
COPAKE–As of noon, March 19, 2020, the Copake Town Hall and the Highway Garage are closed until further notice. We are taking these precautions out of concern for our employees- and to avoid illness which would interfere with our continued service to the public. This situation will be reassessed at the end of March.
Although the offices will be closed, the public can communicate with staff through the telephone, email and US mail. Additionally, letters or documents can be left in our drop box which is outside our front door- and will be checked every weekday and Saturday. Likewise, we will be checking our voicemail and email on a regular basis.
Of particular concern is our Building Department since we are well aware of the implications this virus can have for our local economy. Our building inspector Lee Heim has assured us that he can issue permits remotely.
Should you need garbage bags or want to buy a permit for the Transfer Station, visit the Transfer Station which will be open for its normal days and hours.
All departments in Town Hall can be reached by calling 518-329-1234 and waiting for the prompts. For a list of email contacts, go to the Copake website at: http://townofcopake.org/ Updates and cancellations will be posted on the website as well.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Copake Town Supervisor Jeanne E. Mettler 518-329-1234 X 1 or
COPAKE–Copake Grange #935, 628 Empire Road, has postponed all events at Grange Hall until May 1.
GERMANTOWN–The Town of Germantown has cancelled committee and board meetings at Town Hall and large gatherings at the Activity Building effective immediately. The Supervisor’s office, Clerk’s office, Justice Court and CEO’s office will continue to operate as usual, subject to change as developments dictate. The following meetings/gatherings are cancelled: Waterfront Advisory Committee meeting on March 16, 2020; Zoning Board Meeting on March 19, 2020; LWRP committee meeting on March 23, 2020; Board Workshop on March 24, 2020; Planning Board Meeting on March 26, 2020; Germantown Economic Development Committee meeting on March 27, 2020; Germantown Farmer’s Market on March 28, 2020; Spring Mixer at the Central House on April 1, 2020; Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on April 5, 2020.
In addition, we will not book large events at the Activity Building through April 15, 2020.
GHENT–Art Omi will suspend all public events and classes until further notice as of Thursday, March 12 at 5pm. The Benenson Center will be closed as of March 13 until further notice. Visitors will be welcome in the Sculpture & Architecture Park.
GHENT–Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, will close the theater for the remainder of its 2019-2020 season.
GHENT–The Ghent Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary’s Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny scheduled for March 29 at the Ghent Firehouse, 2230 Route 66, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
GHENT–Town of Ghent Cancellations: Zoning Board and Planning Board meetings for April.
Town Court is adjourned until further notice.
Town Hall is closed to the public. Call 518-392-4644 and leave a message and check the town website for phone numbers and emails. www.townofghent.org
Ghent Food Pantry—For now, the pantry will remain open the same hours Monday-Thursday
9 am – noon. 518-392-4644. The best thing to do to help right now is make a donation.
Ghent Food Pantry, PO Box 98, Ghent 12075 c/o Ghent Town Hall
Otherwise, non-food needs include disinfectant, paper towels and toilet paper.
You can drop off these items and/or a check at Ghent Town Hall. M-Thurs 9am-noon
Meals on Wheels will continue delivering meals for now, but the situation is changing daily. Contact the Columbia County Office of the Aging with questions, or if you, or anyone you know is in need of meal delivery. https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/columbia-county-office-for-the-aging/
Ghent Court will not be in regular session. All matters are administratively adjourned until further notice upon resumption of the regular court sessions. Litigants will be contacted by the court personnel at a future date. Any questions—leave a message at 518-392-2706. The call will be returned within 3 business days.
Those with a scheduled appearance or who were otherwise directed to attend court, will not be penalized for their absence.
GHENT—The Art School of Columbia County is closed until further notice.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, announces the cancellation and postponement of events through Friday, May 15. With the health and safety of the community in mind, the theater is now closed to the public and the box office is accessible via phone only. For ticket exchange credit, refunds, and the option to donate tickets to the theater, call the Mahaiwe box office at 413.528.0100. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 pm. www.mahaiwe.org
GREENPORT–The public Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at Columbia-Greene Community College, has been canceled.
GREENPORT–Columbia-Greene Community College will extend its Spring Break for students by one week, from Monday, March 16, to Friday, March 27, 2020. This calendar change will allow the college additional time to develop plans to transition courses, wherever possible, to remote instruction including distance- and online learning.
GREENPORT–Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, like all New York State Parks remains open. Access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is open every day from 8 AM to sunset. Based on current New York State Department of Health guidance, Olana has suspended all public programs and tours at this time. Tours will resume tours as soon as the health situation permits. Staff updates OLANA.org and its social media feed regularly.
*No walk-in traffic will be permitted at Town Hall.
*As Town Courts have been cancelled by Governor Cuomo, Hillsdale Town Court is canceled on March 18 and April 15.
*Consult the Town Directory if you need to reach the Town Clerk, Court Clerk, Assessor, Building Inspector, Supervisor, or members of the Town Board. All telephone calls and emails will be returned promptly.
*Use the mail slot at the front door of Town Hall if you have anything to drop off.
*The County Clerk has postponed the first quarter KISS (shredding) program until further notice.
HILLSDALE—LABspace, 2642 NY Route 23, has put “Space Case” on pause for the time being, hopefully to reopen in April with viewings by appointment, and an eventual Closing Celebration to give this show a proper send off. 917-749-2857
HUDSON—HRC Showcase Theatre is suspending all activity for the remainder of its 29th season. The three readings that had been scheduled for this spring will be moved to next season.
HUDSON–Hudson High School production of “Shrek the Musical” has been canceled.
HUDSON–Starting Monday, March 16: Columbia Economic Development (CEDC) will suspend in-person meetings and instead, conduct meetings via teleconference, video conference or telephone. CEDC will not be accepting walk-in visitors. We welcome all of you to call or email us, as well as visit our website at www.columbiaedc.com.
HUDSON–Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, is canceling its March 27-28 poetry reading and book sale.
HUDSON– TRICKS OF THE TRADE: A Magician’s Show and Tale at Lightforms Art Center, 743 Columbia St, Hudson, April 4 at 7pm is cancelled.
HUDSON–Hudson Festival Orchestra (HFO) has decided to postpone our August 1st, 2020 performance, “Hudson in Concert: A Community Celebration,” at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park due to the coronavirus outbreak. HFO is planning to hold the event in the summer of 2021. Feel free to reach out to us and stay connected through social media channels and website at www:hudsonfestivalorchestra.
HUDSON–Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19, Operation Unite New York will postpone many of its activities. The Youth-in-Action Workforce Development Program, along with all community, academic and cultural programs will be delayed as of now. The Hudson Youth Government Day event will be rescheduled at a future date. In addition, the organization has postponed plans for the 2020 Gala and the Kyle Marshall Dance Concert at Columbia-Greene Community College. The office is officially closed to the public. To contact Operation Unite call 518-828-3612.
KINDERHOOK—Concerts in the Village has postponed its planned April 5 and April 26 concerts. New dates are yet to be determined.
KINDERHOOK–Jack Shainman Gallery | The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook will be closed Saturday, March 14 out of concern for spreading the Covid-19 Virus. We will be available by appointment. 518-758-1628,
KINDERHOOK–Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the Kinderhook Memorial Library’s cancellation of all programs through March 31, the Ranger Time children’s program scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road, is cancelled. We will assess the programs scheduled for April 16 and May 21 at a later date and post any updates to our website and Facebook page.For more information call Martin Van Buren National Historic Site at 518-758-9689 or check the website at www.nps.gov/mava.
MELLENVILLE–Following the CDC’s recommendation discouraging gatherings of 50 or more people, the Claverack Republican Club has canceled the annual Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 11 at the Claverack Town Park in Mellenville. There are no plans to reschedule the hunt at a later date.
MILLERTON–The Moviehouse, 48 Main Street, is closed temporarily, effective immediately. We will re-open as soon as our local and state health authorities say it is safe to do so, which hopefully, will be very soon. We’ll keep you updated via email and on our website and social media. 518-789-0022, themoviehouse.net
NEW LEBANON–Due to the increasing health concerns, the New Lebanon Library, 550 Route 20, has cancelled all March programming and will be closed to the public for the remainder of the month. 518-794-8844 http://newlebanonlibrary.org/
NORTH CHATHAM–North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 Route 203, postponement of “Springtime Indoor Garage Sale” March 21 from 9:30 am-2 pm. northchathammethodistchurch.org
OLD CHATHAM– Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, cancellation of the potluck and film, Respect for All, Sat March 14 6-9 pm
SPENCERTOWN–St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, 5219 County Rt. 7, has postponed its Community Pot Roast Dinner, Saturday, March 21 from 5-7pm. Future date to be announced.
SPENCERTOWN– Spencertown Academy, 790 State Route 203, Roots & Shoots Concerts Series has canceled the concert by folk music and guitar legend Jim Kweskin scheduled for Saturday, April 4. www.spencertownacademy.org or 518-392-3693.
STOCKBRIDGE, MA–Norman Rockwell Museum closed to the public as of Friday, March 13 and plans to reevaluate on April 1. Museum staff will remain available to assist callers: General inquiries: or 413 931-2221
VALATIE–The Tri-Village Seniors meeting at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Route 9, Valatie, scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1 pm has been cancelled. Also the April 15 trip to Turning Stone Casino is cancelled as well.