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Independence Day in Greene and Columbia

Jul 01, 2011 1:00 am
Saturday, July 2
Bing Bang Boing: It’s Your Patriotic Duty 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Uncle Sam’s Parade at 11 a.m. on Main St. from Farmer’s Market on Church Street to the old Freightmaster’s Building at Catskill Point. Bring instruments. At the Point, the Greene County Council for the Arts presents a Bing Bang Boing concert of renowned musicians playing their own hand-made instruments, ending with a massive drum circle to which all are invited. There will also be kids’ activities, including marshmallow airgun contests and kite flying, a bouncy house. Park at Dutchman’s Landing, at 2 Main Street by the river. Shuttles and/or cabs will be available. Call 943-3400 or visit www.greenearts.org for information.

[caption id="attachment_10211" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Rep. Chris Gibson at Chatham Middle School, at town meeting March 23. Photo by Tom Roe."][/caption]East Durham Independence Day 11 a.m. – Quill Festival Grounds, East Durham, NY 12423, 518-634-2286. Marching Bands, Bagpipers, Floats and Color Guard from many organizations will be in parade at 11 a.m. Congressman Chris Gibson will be in the parade. Prizes awarded for Most Patriotic, Most Unique, Best Junior Group, Funniest Entry and Best Overall. After the Parade, join us on the Festival Grounds for games and rides for the kids. Fireworks display on the Festival Grounds at 9:15 p.m.
• WGXC interviewed Helen Hauswald about the East Durham Independence Day Parade and Festival. Click here to listen to mp3 audio of the interview.

You’re a Grand Ole Flag. Noon-2 p.m.: Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534. One could celebrate the Fourth of July by creating a quilt of your own at this event. This easy-to-do, no-sewing quilt will be inspired by Frederic Church's painting "Our Banner in the Sky."  Please call 518-828-1872 x109 for more information or to register, or email shasbrook@olana.org for more information or to register.

Bear Creek Landing Fireworks: A restaurant and recreational park in Hunter with day activities such as horseback riding, paintball, and indoor/outdoor dining. At corner of Rt. 214 & 23A, Hunter.

Sunday, July 3
Chatham Family Fun Fest 3 p.m.: Columbia County Fair Grounds, Route 66, Chatham, NY. The fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. for the Family Fun Fest. Activities include free kiddie rides, a climbing wall, hay maze, Fuddi-Duddy the Clown, pony rides, Electric Blue Dee Jay, and lots of food, with a fireworks display at dusk.

Our Banner in the Sky: An interpretation through music and dance: Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534. A performance by Cu Dubh bringing Frederic Church's painting "Our Banner in the Sky" to life through music and dance is at Olana Sunday. Bring a picnic blanket and basket. Please call (518) 828-1872 x 109 or email shasbrook@olana.org for more information.

Fireworks/band at Cone-E Island/Mountain T-Shirts in Catskill: Activities begin at 2 p.m., music starts at 4 p.m. with Steppin' Out performing at 6 p.m and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. 8 West Bridge St., Catskill.

Monday, July 4
Kinderhook Peoples Parade 11 a.m. This is a participatory parade, so one could decorate your car, stroller, wagon, tractor, or bicycle to join the parade, or watch. Parade starts at Rothermel Lane and ends in the Village Square.

Old-Fashioned Independence Day 2 p.m.–10 p.m.: Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, 12526. 518-537-4240. 18th Century music and entertainment, food and the Saugerties fireworks display.

Village of Saugerties 4th of July Parade and Fireworks 11 a.m.: Parade starts from Saugerties High School. The Kiwanis Club of Saugerties and the Saugerties Fire Department will team up for the Saugerties 4th of July celebration.

Windham Mountain: Windham Mountain keeps its zipline and Skyride open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a parade through Windham at 7 p.m., barbeque and a DJ (7:30-10:30 p.m.), and fireworks at 9 p.m.
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