Chatham Area Business and Arts Blog

Crandell Theatre to Reopen Thursday, July 1

June 4, 2021 |

Crandell Theatre reopens its doors on July 1-4, 2021, welcoming familiar friends and new visitors back to the movies with a new program format and thorough cleaning, following the 15-month closing caused by the COVID-19 virus. Each week, eight screenings of four curated commercial and independent films are shown from Thursday through Sunday. The sale of concessions is delayed until the theatre is able to accommodate health requirements. Tickets are sold on line at the Crandell website,, and at the box office. Admission is $8 members, $9 nonmembers, and $7 for children 12 and under.

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Returns in July with Performances

Berkshire Eagle | June 17, 2021

The Mac-Haydn Theatre, one of the country’s few theatres in-the-round, will reopen its doors for live performances on July 29 after more than a year of closure, bringing summer theatre back to Chatham.

Main Stage musical productions include “Pippin,” “She Loves Me,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” and “The World Goes ’Round.” The Mac-Haydn Theatre will also host a series of limited events, including “Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill” and “Still Within The Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt.” Tickets for main stage productions and limited events are $42.

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There’s Plenty of Room to Roam at These 10 Summer Getaways | May 28, 2021

Instead of New York City, visit Columbia County, New York

Rural Columbia County’s pastoral landscape is a patchwork of spring-fed lakes, fields and forests, located two to three hours north of New York City.

This rustic county is a cultural hotspot, but you don’t need to go indoors to enjoy art. Art Omi, in the town of Ghent, is an outdoor sculpture park with dozens of cutting-edge works dispersed over 120 rambling acres of hills, ponds and glades. Guests are encouraged to explore in a hands-on manner, adding up to a dynamic interplay between visitors and art.

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Winning Italian fare at Nonne Pizza & Cucina in Chatham | May 26, 2021

As if Chatham couldn’t get any leafier or prettier in its upstate appeal, it has Nonne Pizza & Cucina as a lovely addition in town. Stroll Main Street on some warm evening, peering in storefronts after a beer at The People’s Pub or Chatham Brewing, and you’ll come across bistro tables on the wide forecourt of a former gallery with strung garden lights illuminating the scene. In fact, Nonne cuts a decidedly European feel amplified in part by the town’s awninged shops and a set of train tracks that deliver a bells-and-whistles show when CSX and Amtrak power on through.

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