Chatham Area News

Below you will find a collection of press articles about the Chatham area. Check back frequently for the latest news.

Chatham, N.Y.: Farm Film Festival screening nine films

Berkshire Eagle | March 15, 2021

Crandell Theatre is hosting the 13th annual Farm Film Festival virtually on its YouTube channel. Nine juried films focused on farms, farming and farming issues will be available for viewing March 15-21. A panel discussion will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, on Zoom.

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Coronavirus Update

Columbia County is making a comeback, and the Chatham business and arts community is too! We are now in Phase IV of opening, which means most Chatham businesses, restaurants and food providers are open with modifications. Many of them are finding ingenious ways of offering open air dining, takeout food and drink, outdoor recreation and arts and in-store shopping. Come visit Main Street along with our members’ websites. See the updated list of Takeout and Dining Options and Boutique Shopping Options provided by Columbia County Tourism.

Corona Virus UpdateCABA is committed to helping our community in these uncertain times. We urge you to continue to support our local businesses however you can and please respect the rules our businesses are operating under this summer.

Stay safe, stay healthy, wear a mask, and support your neighbors.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers Kick Off 2021 Programming at PS21

Berkshire Eagle | February 2, 2021

CHATHAM, NY — Camille A. Brown & Dancers begin a five-week residency Feb. 15 at PS21 — Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Brown, her 12 dancers, two musicians, and a production/company manager and chef will be on PS21’s campus through March 22 where they will inhabit a COVID-Bubble, living in spacious guesthouses while developing “Queens,” a new solo work; reimagining “Matchstick,” inspired by the Great Migration; and engaging in creative play.

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Artist/Designer Katie Stout Curates Objects on the ‘Fringe’ in This Shaker Museum Exhibition

Art Fix Daily | January 7, 2021

Shaker Museum launched its latest exhibition Fringe Selects (through Feb. 28, 2021) in collaboration with artist/designer Katie Stout. Through a selection of Shaker material chosen by Stout from the Shaker Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores the breadth of Shaker objects by taking a closer look at the objects on the “fringe”—colorful, ornamental, and less well-known than the minimalist, iconic Shaker pieces. Also on view are two new chairs by Stout created as a response to her exploration of Shaker material culture. The exhibition is presented in Shaker Museum’s pop-up space located at 17 Main Street in downtown Chatham, NY, donated by Columbia County resident, Jack Shear, and near the future home of Shaker Museum’s permanent facility.

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January at the Chatham Public Library

HudsonValley360 | December 30, 2020

The Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in January. All programs will be held online, with the exception of the Health Care Navigator. The Library is open for browsing and computer use. Visits may last up to 30 minutes, masks/facial coverings are mandatory. No-contact pick up is available upon request. For information, contact the Library at 518-392-3666 or visit The Library will be closed Jan. 1 and Jan. 18.

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