Chatham Area News

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

What to Do in Chatham: How to Spend 24 Hours in the Vibrant Upstate Village

Hudson Valley Magazine | February 2020

Day trips to the Columbia County town are all about small businesses, convivial restaurants, and celebrations that unite the community.

Driving into Chatham is an unusual sensation – at least the first time. As if you ventured just a little too long on Route 66 (or the Taconic, if you’re so inclined), the moment you finally pull into town seems like a grand arrival and more like a homecoming. It’s an odd feeling for anyone who’s never visited before, although it’s not an uncomfortable one. Similar to the atmospheres in places like Cold Spring or Red Hook, Chatham embraces that covetable mix of sleepiness and vibrancy that lures people to the Hudson Valley as a whole.

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Melania Levitsky Presents Children’s Book and Illustrations, Chatham Bookstore, Saturday, March 7, 3 p.m. | February 26, 2020

Melania Levitsky reads from her children’s book, “The Gold in the Ground,” and presents her original illustrations at the Chatham Bookstore on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m. Based on a folk tale from Kazakhstan, “The Gold in the Ground” tells the story of a farmer and a shepherd finding a pot of gold that nobody wants. The artwork from the book is on display through April 26.

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Shaker Museum purchases building in Chatham

HudsonValley360 | February 19, 2020

The Shaker Museum purchased the empty building at 5 Austerlitz St. in Chatham, recently, and received a $1,569,000 grant from Empire State Development through New York State’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) initiative to support a project that will transform the building into a museum and community cultural center.

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Call for entries for Farm Film Fest 12 due Feb. 14

Hudson Valley 360 | February 12, 2020

Film entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest 12, the annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Crandell Theatre. The one-day film festival takes place on March 15, 2020, at the historic Crandell Theatre in the village of Chatham.

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Chatham Public Library offers February programs

Hudson Valley 360 | January 29, 2020

Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in February. Note the library will be closed Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day. The library is located at 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. For information, call 518-392-3666 or visit

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January at the Chatham Public Library

Hudson Valley 360 | December 24, 2019

Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, offers the following programs in January. The library will be closed Jan. 1 and Jan. 20. Call 518-392-3666 or visit for more information.

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