Below you will find a collection of press articles about the Chatham area. Check back frequently for the latest news.
Times Union October 2016
Chatham, NY was ranked the safest. Violent crimes per 100,000 residents: 0
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The first annual Octoberfeast will be held Saturday, October 1 from 11:00am to 10:00pm in the village of Chatham. Local food and family fun will be the highlights of this festive harvest celebration. Enjoy live music and outstanding fall food all day, enter the “Get Crocked” Cooking Contest, and participate in a cornucopia of family activities.
Events are planned for kids and adults alike:
Our Daily Bread Gluten Free Bakery. For sale: stuffed pretzels, Octoberfeast knishes of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and corned beef. 54 Main Street
Our Daily Bread Deli. Smokers will be fired up! For sale: smoked turkey legs, pastrami on a stick, sausages and all the trimmings. Chatham Brewing’s Oktoberfest brew, and other beer. Music from Noon-2pm and lawn/deck will be available for lawn games (bocce and more). Discounts to those in traditional lederhosen, and free draft to those who purchase a beer stein from Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry. 116 Hudson Avenue,
Chatham Café & Deli. Cider, hot chocolate, seasonal pastries and more will be sold as well as the full menu inside with specials featuring a seasonal flavor. 41 Main Street
SomethinsGottaGive. Artists serving refreshments, 5 Main Street,
Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry. Beer steins for sale. 42 Main Street
Chatham Wine & Liquor. Wine and cheese sampling. 53 Main Street
Chatham Brewing. Pig roast. 59 Main Street
People’s Pub. Duck tacos and lamb sliders. 36 Main Street
Friends of the Tracy. Selling beer mugs with their logo
Mando Fights Back. Selling bows and pies
Prepared. Grilling bratwurst and sauerkraut in the Beer and Wine Garden in the Prepared Plaza outside 20 Main Street.
A La Mode. Selling ice cream and root beer floats street side.
Musicians Laura Flemming and Phalen McGreal in the Beer and Wine Garden in the Prepared Plaza outside Prepared at 20 Main Street
Live Music TBA at Our Daily Bread Deli, 116 Hudson Avenue
Get Crocked: Crockpot for a Cause Cooking Contest. First prize is $100.00. Second prize is $50. Dominic Guiliano, chef at Blue Plate and Prepared, will be the judge. The public can buy a Get Crocked tasting pass which will allow them to try a sample of each entry and the most popular dish will be awarded “People’s Choice.” Proceeds from “Crockpot for a Cause” will benefit Tina and Rich Powers and family. For more information about the cooking contest, please email gro.c1561596600csera1561596600cytin1561596600ummoc1561596600ruo@o1561596600fnI1561596600 or call 518.336.5254. Location TBA
Eric Thee Illusionist on the Brewery Stage
Balloon Art on the Brewery Stage
Ceremonial Keg Tapping on the Brewery Stage
Games and Contests at Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street
Breezy Grass Band on the Brewery Stage
Sitting Plush Band on the Brewery Stage
Side Show Willie on the Brewery Stage. This is the band’s 100th performance.
Chatham’s first annual OctoberFeast will be held Saturday, October 1 from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Celebrate the harvest with local food and family fun throughout the village of Chatham. Enjoy music all day, enter the “Get Crocked” Cooking Contest, enjoy outstanding fall food, and participate in a cornucopia of family activities.
“We’re combining the fabulous fall flavors and colors of the harvest with the joy of being outdoors this time of year,” said Melony Spock, OctoberFeast co-chair. “We’re working with local restaurants to present an all-day event that brings our community together.”
In preparation for this special day, events are planned for kids and adults alike. Saturday, October 1 there will be live music including Laura Flemming and Phalen McGreal, Breezy Grass Band, Sitting Plush Band, and the 100th performance of Side Show Willie. At 1:00pm magician Eric Thee Illusionist will perform a free one-hour show, followed by a balloon art demonstration.
The Get Crocked Cooking Contest (Crockpot for a Cause) will take place Saturday, October 1. First prize is $100.00. Second prize is $50. Dominic Guiliano, chef at Blue Plate and Prepared, will be the judge. The public can buy a Get Crocked tasting pass which will allow them to try a sample of each entry and the most popular dish will be awarded “People’s Choice.” Proceeds from “Crockpot for a Cause” will benefit Tina and Rich Powers and family. For more information about the cooking contest, please email gro.c1561596600csera1561596600cytin1561596600ummoc1561596600ruo@o1561596600fnI1561596600 or call 518.336.5254.
OctoberFeast details are still being finalized. For more details or to keep up with the latest developments, visit the OctoberFeast page.
Thank you to everyone who helped plan SummerFest 2016! We are so pleased the weather cooperated as well as it did. Thank you also to the hundreds of people who attended. And finally, thank you to everyone who participated – all our vendors and entertainers. The event would not have been possible without you all.
Visit our Facebook page and let us know what you thought, how we can make it better even next year. Also, be sure to check out our photo album from the event.
The Chatham Area Business Alliance hosts Chatham SummerFest Saturday, July 9 from 10am-4pm. In celebration of its 40th year, organizers have planned the biggest and most exciting SummerFest yet. In addition to the popular village-wide sidewalk sale and Artisan Faire, more than 60 food and merchandise vendors and not-for profits organizations will be set up along Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue. Topping it all off will two stages of entertainment, one on each end of town.
Free Entertainment will include:
11am-Noon Magician Jim Snack
Renowned magician and master of sleight-of-hand Jim Snack will perform on the Spotlight Stage, located outside Chatham Brewing.
Noon-12:30pm Big Head Parade
This uniquely Chatham event features a parade of individuals wearing giant handmade papier-mâché heads that cover most of their body. In addition to the heads will be adults and kids in festive costume, musicians, floats and other surprises. All are welcome to march or watch. The parade kicks off from the Morris Memorial.
12:30-1:00pm “Three Billy Goats Gruff” in the Crandell Theatre
“Three Billy Goats Gruff” is a reworking of the classic children’s tale performed by The Columbia County Youth Theatre, directed by Edgar Acevedo, with musical arrangements by Paul Wyatt. This will be the first time that there has been a live performance on the Crandell Theatre stage since the early 1950s.
1:00-2:00pm So Percussion
This internationally-acclaimed, Brooklyn-based, modern percussion quartet will perform on the Spotlight Stage, located outside Chatham Brewing. Champions of innovation and curiosity, they produce original music, as well as collaborate with others, and are well known for using original and exotic instruments including the glockenspiel, bowed marimba, aluminum pipes and an amplified cactus.
2:00-4:00pm Rich Hallenbeck and Friends music jam
Will be performing on the Spotlight Stage, located outside Chatham Brewing.
Throughout the day Mac-Hadyn Theatre will perform in the village
For more information, please visit the website ChathamSummerFest.com. If you are interested in volunteering to help this community event, please contact Suzanne Knights at (518) 369-0541 or moc.l1561596600iamg@1561596600lreps1561596600ms1561596600.
Chatham SummerFest will take place on Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue. The street fair regularly draws hundreds of visitors and showcases many varied local organizations as well as performers, artists, and vendors. The Chatham Area Business Alliance (CABA), a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations, works to promote the Chatham, New York region as a vibrant, positive environment for shopping, dining, enjoying the arts and conducting business.
The third annual Best of Columbia County awards ceremony was held Thursday, June 23. More than 20 of the 90 categories were awarded to businesses, organizations and individuals from right here in Chatham, NY. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot.
Congratulations to all of Chatham’s “Best of Columbia County 2016” Winners!
We invite you to come visit our little town and see why so many of our businesses were voted “Best in the County!” The awards were announced Thursday, June 23, 2016. See the list of all 90 winners.
Building Supply Store: Ed Herrington, Inc. (Herrington’s)
Clothing, Shoes and/or Accessories: Browns Emporium, Inc.
Florist: Chatham Flowers & Gifts
Jewelry Store: RH Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry
Local Book Store: Chatham Bookstore
Lodging: Inn at Silver Maple Farm
Specialty Food Store: Bimi’s Cheese Shop
Local Food & Drink
Baked Goods: Our Daily Bread
Farm Stand: The Berry Farm
Local Beer: Chatham Brewing, LLC
Local Wine: Hudson-Chatham Winery
Happy Hour Spot: Destino
Block in the County to Shop: Main Street in Chatham
Community Event Spring: Sean’s Run
Community Event Summer: Columbia County Fair
Managed Town: Chatham
Wedding Venue: Chatham Fairgrounds
Arts & Culture
Artist: Roger Mason
Local Live Theater: The Mac-HaydnTheatre, Inc.
Local Movie Theater: Crandell Theatre
Alternative Energy: SunDog Solar
Architect: Kate Johns AIA
Financial Advisor: Edward Jones
Realtor: Beach & Bartolo, Realtors, Inc.
Web Developer: Trevellyan.biz
Please join us in our celebration of Chatham SummerFest’s 40th anniversary Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. The event will take place on Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue in Chatham.
Chatham NY has always been one of the most architecturally beautiful towns in Columbia County. Each summer Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue turn into a lively ‘food, shopping and music’ festival and this year we hope to make it our best yet. We think that 40 years is a very big deal so we plan to make it a great event.
There will be live entertainment on two stages and the streets will be lined with over 70 artisan vendors such as woodcrafters, jewelry makers, textile artists, makers of apothecary products and more. We’re sure there will be a little something for everyone. And we’ll have farm animals and face painting for the kids.
Between the food trucks and our town’s great cafes, restaurants and brewery you’ll have lots of good eats to choose from such as Mexican, East Indian, and great American classics. Chatham is fast becoming a serious FOOD town!
“SummerFest is an event for people of all ages. There’s lots of socializing with good food and fun. My favorite part of SummerFest is the parade which anyone can jump into and march along with!” – Tom Curran, mayor of Chatham
“This year’s SummerFest should be better than ever. There is a great group spearheading it and there will lots of new vendors and merchants introducing themselves.” – Rita Van Alstyne, owner of R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry
We can’t wait to kick-off summer and celebrate this special anniversary with you all. Hope to see you all at SummerFest 2016.
JMS Collective March 2016
Located about a half-hour up NYS Route 66 from Hudson, lies another of Columbia County’s great towns to explore, Chatham. Set among bucolic hillsides, the village of Chatham has seen a major resurgence in local businesses joining its longstanding community pillars, and is a destination for cultural, culinary, and conservation-minded tourists alike.
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Wall Street Journal May 2015
From Nyack to Old Chatham, where artists, foodies and financiers shop for second homes.
Read the article by Amy Gamerman.
Men’s Journal 2014
Just on the New York side of the Massachusetts border, the town is notable mostly for being beautiful and seeming far more remote than it is.
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