SEPTEMBER 2008
Events in Orange County, NY  
Thru Sept 5
Mon-Fri
Executive Suite Gallery: Joan Mester. Landscape watercolors. Exhibits hours 9AM-5PM. Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 845-615-3860.
Now thru Sept 26
Mon-Fri
Executive Suite Gallery: Senior Games Art Exhibit. Gallery hours 9AM-5PM. Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 845-615-3860.
Sept 29-Nov 11
Mon-Fri
Executive Suite Gallery: Orange County Bounty Traveling Art Exhibit. Orange County Government Center, Goshen. 845-615-3860.
Months of
Sept-Oct
Radiant Fall Display At The Arboretum. View 2,500 radiant colors of fall plantings such as mums, kale, cabbage, pansies and other favorites blended with cornstalks, gourds and pumpkin displays. Orange County Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. 845-457-4900.
Aug 29-Sept 1
Fri-Mon
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. Shop 220 designer brand names with additional savings. 9AM-9PM. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley. 845-928-4000. www.premiumoutlets.com
Tues-Sun
thru Sept 30
First Ladies. Letters and pictures on display show the lives of the wives of Presidents throughout American history. Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10AM-4PM, and Sun 12-4PM. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh. 845-569-4997. www.karpeles.com
Every Fri
in Sept
Peruvian Culture. Everyone is welcome to learn to dance Mariena, Haylash, Tondero and learn the Peruvian culture. Fee. 6:30-7:30PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fri-Sun
Throughout
the Month
Reptiles and Amphibians of the Hudson Highlands and the Living Hudson Exhibit. Learn interesting facts about our local reptiles and amphibians. 12-4PM. Wildlife Education Center, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-7781. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sat-Sun
Throughout the Month
Meet the Animals. Experience the Living Hudson Exhibit and then meet the animal of the week. 2:30PM. Wildlife Education Center, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-7781. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sat-Sun
Throughout
the Month
Discovery Quests. Self-guided nature treasure hunts on trails ranging from casual to challenging. Fee for Day Pass and Quest Guidebook. 10AM-4PM. Guided Quest hike 1PM. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Every Sun
Year-round
Sunday Brunch. Unlimited and wonderful assortment of beverages, shrimp, salads, seasonal fruits, hot breakfast and lunch entrees, omelets made to order, carving station, freshly baked pies and pastries. 11AM-2:30PM. Overlook Lodge, Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2731.
Tues-Sat
Thru Oct 3
Art Exhibit: Watercolors of Times to Remember. Artwork of Walter M. Bill reflecting a unique comprehension of the effect of light and its corresponding shadows. Gallery hours: Noon-4:30PM Tues-Sat. Di Bello Gallery, Montgomery. 845-457-2773.
Weekends
Thru October
Weekend Music Series. Musical entertainment provided by a variety of artists. 12Noon-4PM. The gazebo in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley. 845-928-4000. www.premiumoutlets.com
Every Fri-Sat
thru Nov 20
Strawberry, Chocolate and Wine Festival. Every weekend until Nov. 20. 12Noon-5PM. Balwin Vineyards, Pine Bush. 845-744-2226. www.baldwinvineyards.com
Now thru
Oct 26
Fri-Sun
A Journey Along the D&H Canal. Exhibition featuring artifacts, map, discoveries, and photographs taken by D. Jones and R. Roa, who walked the length of the Delaware and Hudson Canals last year. 12Noon-4PM. Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Now thru
Sept 22
Port Jervis Art Exhibition. Exhibition of works by AJ Killian, M. Varela, A. Levine, B. Leimer, G. Arnault, J. Ruckdeschel and A. Crescimanno. Regular gallery hours: Mon-Tues 11AM-5PM, Thur-Sat 11AM-5PM. Sun 12Noon-5PM. Cedarwood Center for the Arts, Port Jervis. 845-856-2307.
Now thru
Sept 23
Art Exhibits at SUNY Orange. 54th Annual Member Exhibition for Warwick Art League. Also on display "The Other Side of the Tracks" by Barbara Graff. Gallery hours: Mon-Thur 9AM-8PM, Fri 9AM-6PM. Reception for both shows: Sun. Sept. 21 from 2-5PM with piano music by B. Poyerd, oil pastel demonstration by W. O'Dougherty. Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange, Middletown. 845-341-4891. www.sunyorange.edu/lyceum
Every Wed Acoustic Open Mic. No cover charge. 8PM-1AM. Corner Stage, Middletown. 845-342-4804.
Every
Wed-Sun
Interpretive Programs at Fort Montgomery. Learn about the history of the fort, soldiers, and citizens that lived, worked, fought, and died here. Guided tours 11AM-2PM. Musket demonstrations 12-3PM. Artillery demonstration 1PM. Music demonstration 3:30PM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. 845-786-2701. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Every Thurs Open Mike Hosted by Mike Baglione and Terry Michie. Every Thursday night, mostly unplugged. Signup starts at 6:30PM. Music at 8PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Every Thurs, Fri, Sat Blues Jam With Mike Quick Trio. All musicians are welcome to sit and play. No cover charge. 9PM-1AM. Corner Stage, Middletown. 845-342-4804.
Every first Thurs Reel Eclectic Art And Foreign Film Series. Every first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM. Thrall Library, Middletown. 845-341-5479.
www.thrall.org
Every 1st Thurs
of the Month
Hudson River Poets. Monthly meeting. All are welcome to bring original work or the works of a favorite poet to share. 7-8:30PM. Newburgh Library Lobby, Newburgh. 845-563-3601 www.newburghlibrary.org
Daily year round Twin Oaks Family Flea Market. Home Of The 7 Day Flea Market. Specialty auctions, over 55,000 square feet of great vendors. Daily 9AM-8PM. Middletown. 845-344-1780.
Month of Sept
Tues-Sun
"Somewhere in Time" Art Exhibit. An exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings by artists Nancy Reed Jones and Marylyn Vanderpool. Reception on Sat. Sept 13 from 5-8PM. Regular gallery hours 9AM-6PM Tues-Sun. 845-457-ARTS. www.WallkillRiverSchool.com
Every Sat through Oct Chester Through The Lens. An exhibition of Chester photographs, new and old. 9AM-1PM. 1915 Erie Station, Chester. 845-469-2388.
www.chesterhistoricalsociety.com
Sept 1
Mon
Pride of the Hudson Sightseeing Boat Cruise. Departs 1PM and returns 3PM, departs 5PM and returns 7PM. Newburgh Landing on Front Street, Newburgh. 845-220-2120. www.prideofthehudson.com
Sept 1
Mon
Civil War Era Re-Enactment. 10AM-5PM. Museum Village, Monroe. 845-782-8247.
www.MuseumVillage.org
Sept 1
Mon
Afternoon Music Series. Chrissy Roberts performs 2-5PM. Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com
Sept 2, 3, 4
Tues-Thur
USMA-2d Aviation at Stewart Airport: B-17, B-24, B-25, and P-51C Visit Salute to Veterans. Walk through tours, flight experiences. Call for tour and flight fees. WW11 Veterans admitted free to ground tours. Sept 2 from 12Noon-5PM. Sept 3 from 9AM-5PM. Sept 4 from 9AM-12Noon. Call to reserve a flight experience 800-568-8924. Free transportation and admission for handicap veterans: call Tony Zippo 845-291-2470. www.collingsfoundation.org
Sept 6-7
Sat-Sun
New York Renaissance Faire. 16th century England brought to life. Costumed characters, dancers, strolling minstrels and storytellers in a Tudor style marketplace of period crafts and games. Food and drink, horseback joust, living chessboard, mud show, and much more. 10AM-7PM. Sterling Forest, Tuxedo. 845-351-5171.
www.renfair.com
Every Thur-Sun
until Oct
Sightseeing Cruise Aboard Pride Of The Hudson. Two-hour cruise heading south on the Hudson River. Enjoy sights of Mt. Beacon, Bannerman Island and Castle, Storm King Mountain, and more to the northern part of West Point and back. Begin and return to Newburgh Landing, Newburgh. Call for cruise schedule. 845-220-2120. www.prideofthehudson.com
Thur-Mon
Month of Sept
Selections from the Souvenir Series, Hardware. Exhibitions by Eric Stein and UpFront Artists. Wine and cheese reception with Live Music. Sept 6 from 5-9PM. Up Front Exhibition Space, Port Jervis. 845-856-2666. www.upfrontexhibitionspace.blogspot.com
Every Sat-Sun until Nov Orange County Antique Fair And Flea Market. Every Sat and Sun through Nov. 8AM-5PM. Orange County Fair Grounds, Middletown. 845-227-1154.
Every Sun
Thru Oct
Open House on the Farm. 200-year old family farm. Cow milking. 12:30PM sharp. Bellvale Farms Creamery, Warwick. 845-988-5414, 845-988-1818. www.bellvalefarms.com
Sept 1
Mon
Labor Day Fireworks Cruise On The Hudson. Aboard the River Rose. 8-10:30PM. Departs Newburgh Landing. 845-562-1067.
www.riverrosecruises.com
Sept 2-28
Daily
"Serenity" Art Exhibit. Collection of still life, landscape, floral, and portrait in oil, pencil, and watercolor by artist Irene Corrado. Exhibit open during regular library hours: Mon & Fri 9AM-5PM, Tues, Wedn, Thur 9AM-9PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 11AM-3PM. Meet the artist reception Sat Sept 13 from 1-3PM. Works of Art Gallery at Greenwood Lake Public Library. 845-477-8377 ext. 18. e-mail: kcorrado@rcls.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 2-30
Tues-Sun
A View from the Booth: The Creative Photography of Ramona Torres. Artful images of the Newburgh waterfront. This exhibit will be on display through Sept 30. Museum hours: Tue-Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Newburgh. 845-569-4997. www.karpeles.com
Sept 3,10,17,24
Wed
Antique And Custom Car Cruise. Weather-permitting. On Sept 3, 10, 17 and Sept 24 all the action takes place in Parking Lot #2. 6-9PM. Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2701. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 4, 11,
18, 25
Thur
Free Informational Tours of the Ritz Theater, Cornerstone Residence, and Ann Street Gallery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see how Safe Harbors of the Hudson is working to restore Newburgh's cultural heritage. Tricia Hagerty Wenz, Executive Director, will lead the tours and answer questions. 11:30AM. Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext. 109. e-mail: kcronin@safe-harbors.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a space.
Sept 4
Thur
Open Mike Night. On the deck. 7-9PM. Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 5
Fri
Music by Robert Schiff. 5:30-8:30PM. On the deck at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 5
Fri
Dinner Cruise. Aboard the River Rose, a New Orleans style paddle boat on the Hudson River. 7-9PM. Boarding at 6:30PM. Departs Newburgh Landing, Newburgh. 845-562-1067. www.riverrosecruises.com
Sept 5
Fri
Skye Jazz Trio Performs. Relax and listen to the sounds of The Skye Jazz Trio perform. Free jazz concert. 8PM. The Dautaj, Warwick. (917) 903-4380
Sept 5
Fri
Bodles Summertime Blues. Listen to the music of A. Laske, R. Hill, R. Cannillo, Cold Iron Jug Band. 8PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 5
Fri
Summer Concert Series 2008: Sharp 9. Bring your family, bring your friends and listen to Sharp 9 play favorites from Tower of Power, Chicago, Aretha Franklin and others in downtown Middletown. 7-9PM. Festival Square, Middletown. 845-346-4195. www.middletownparamount.com
Sept 5
Fri
Superman Returns: Orange County Summer Family Film Fest Series. Smoke-free movie at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Free admission. Inflatable attractions for the kids, food and beverage concession stands, bring lawn chair or blanket. Gates open at 7PM. Movie starts around 8:30PM. Rain date Sat Sept 6. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. 845-457-4910.
Sept 5
Fri
Hudson Valley BachFest. Young Performers' Concert 6PM. Keyboard Marathon The Well Tempered Clavier, Volume 1 7:30PM. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall. 845-534-2166. www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest
Sept 6
Sat
General Montgomery Day. 8K run/walk road race, parade, soap box derby, crafts, antiques, food, vendors, children’s activities, entertainment, music, fireworks. All day event. Village of Montgomery Business District. 845-457-9661ext. 217. www.montgomeryday.com
Sept 6
Sat
Introduction to Genealogy with Joe Lieby. Learn about the resources available to begin your search to learn more about your ancestors. 10:30AM. Historic 1841 Courthouse, Goshen. 845-291-2388. www.ocgsny.org
RE-SCHEDULED TO SEPT 7
SUNDAY
African American Day Parade and Multi-cultural Festival. Parade starts at Noon on Little Monument Street and ends at the Mayor Audrey L. Carey Park. March to commemorate the African American soldiers from the Newburgh area who fought in every war from the Revolutionary War to today's Iraq war. Celebrate the art and history of this multiracial city. 12Noon-10PM. Mayor Audrey L. Carey Park, Newburgh. 845-562-1857.
Sept 6
Sat
Bannerman Island Kayak Tour. Departs from Cornwall-on-Hudson. 1PM. Call Storm King Adventure Tours for reservations. 845-534-7800. www.stormkingadventuretours.com
Sept 6-7
Sat-Sun
Orange County Gun Show. 9AM-5PM on Sat, 9AM-closing on Sun. Orange County Fair Grounds, Middletown. 845-621-2815.
www.ocshooters.com
Sept 6-7
Sat-Sun
Harvest Moon Folk Festival. 12Noon-6PM. Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com
Sept 6
Sat
Children's Yoga. 2-3PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 6
Sat
Special Family Event: Hiking Storm King North Trails. Educator Ron Romary will lead a leisurely hike through the varied landscape of Storm King Art Center. Mr. Romary will include commentary on sculptural placement, site specific works and viewing sculpture from different perspectives. 3-4:30PM. Visitors Center at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115 x110. www.stormking.org
Sept 6
Sat
Poetry on the Loose. Frank Malley will read his work. Following the feature, others are welcome to read original work. 4PM. Baby Grand Books, Warwick. 845-294-8085. e-mail: seaton@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 6
Sat
Army Football. West Point vs. New Hampshire. Time:1PM. USMA, West Point. 877-TIX-ARMY.
www.goarmysports.com
Sept 6
Sat
Special Event: Beer Tasting at the Erie. 2-5PM. Erie Hotel and Restaurant, Port Jervis. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Sept 6
Sat
The Wooden Hobo Band and Free Pig Roast. 5:30-8:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 6
Sat
Wine and Cheese Artist Reception. Meet Eric Stein and other UpFront Artists. Their exhibitions will be on display throughout the month of Sept. Reception with live music 5-9PM. Up Front Exhibition Space, Port Jervis. 845-856-2666. www.upfrontexhibitionspace.blogspot.com
Sept 6
Sat
Astronomy Program: “Joy Of The Universe”. With Rockland Astronomy Club. 7PM-Midnight. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area. 845-47STARS.
www.nysparks.com www.rocklandastronomy.com
Sept 6
Sat
The 60s! From Camelot to Woodstock with Hotflash and The Hormones. Sassy, new, funny, and irreverent musical production. 8:30PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 7
Sun
Sunday Fun Day - Letterboxing Workshop. Learn the basics of this popular treasure hunt activity. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 7
Sun
Hudson Valley BachFest Church Services. Grace Episcopal Church in Middletown at 10:30AM. At Cornwall Presbyterian Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson at 10AM. 845-534-2166. www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest
Sept 7
Sun
5th Annual Friends of the Orange County Garden Tea Party. Sweet and savory dishes served, fashion show by Christopher and Banks, silent auction, raffles. Advance reservation required. 2-4PM. Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Town of Hamptonburgh. 845-457-4902.
Sept 7
Sun
Music by Evan and Lesley. 2:30-5:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 7, 14
Sun
Wallkill River School Artists Paint On Site. Hill Hold Museum, Campbell Hall. 845-291-2404.
Sept 7
Sun
Swing Street Orchestra. This seven piece band will stir you with their jazz and dance tempos. 3PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115 x110.
www.stormking.org
Sept 7
Sun
Learn to Kayak with Kittatinny Canoes. Challenge the Delaware River in easy to use kayaks with instruction and a guided river trip. Reservations necessary. Bring a bag lunch. 9AM. Meet at Matamoras Base. Kittatinny Canoes. 800-FLOAT-KC. www.kittatinny.com
Sept 7
Sun
Hudson Valley BachFest: Afternoon Concert. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. 3:30PM. Cornwall Presbyterian Church, Cornwall. 845-534-2166. www.hudsonvalleysocietyformusic.org/bachfest
Sept 7
Sun
Grand Montgomery Chamber Music and Theater Series presents The Classic Choral Society. The concert, entitled "C'mon Along and Listen," will be a concert of Academy Award winning songs for the entire family. 4PM. Senior Center, Montgomery. 845-457-9867. www.classicchoralsociety.org
Sept 7
Sun
Classical Concert. Krista Bennion Feeney, John Feeney and Friends, Domenico Dragonetti Quintets. 5PM. Pacem in Terris, Warwick. 845-986-4329.
Sept 7
Sun
The Music of Simon and Garfunkel performed by AJ Swearingen and J Beedle. 7PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 7
Sun
Harmonic Healing Concert with Tibetan Singing Bowls. This is a great opportunity to unwind and meditate while absorbing the other-worldly sounds of these antique bowls. 7:30PM. Sanctuary of Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove.845-496-9311. www.bgucc.com
Sept 9
Tues
Coffee Dished up with Mr. Spoons. In this one hour musical performance, "Mr. Spoons" will share with the audience his life-long love of spoon playing. Mr. Gully will be accompanied by a pianist and bass player. 4PM. Music Room at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. 845-569-3179. www.msmc.edu
Sept 9
Tues
The Tanning Industry in the Catskills. Presentation by Stephen Skye. 7:30PM. Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Sept 10
Wedn
The Lakeville Ironworks Trail opens today. This three-quarter mile long educational trail brings the historically significant Sterling Ironworks back to life with a newly finished hiking trail, educational signage, and guided tours. 10AM. Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo. 845-351-2106. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 11
Thur
Patriot Day: September 11 Remembrance Services. Peace Through Music Concert. 5PM. Arboretum at Orange County Park, Montgomery. 845-457-4902.
Sept 11,
18, 25
Thur
Free Informational Tours of the Ritz Theater, Cornerstone Residence, and Ann Street Gallery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see how Safe Harbors of the Hudson is working to restore Newburgh's cultural heritage. Tricia Hagerty Wenz, Executive Director, will lead the tours and answer questions. 11:30AM. Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext. 109. e-mail: kcronin@safe-harbors.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a space
Sept 11
Thur
Thursday Night Concert Series. Bobby MacDougal performs acoustic rock, hits of the 60's and 70's. 7-9PM. Bunny Slope at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center, Tuxedo. 845-351-1122. www.skituxedoridge.com
Sept 12-Nov 11
Daily except holidays
Watercolors Exhibit Entitled "Along the Hudson". Award-winning local artist M.E. Whitehill's watercolors will be on display through Nov 11. Artist reception Sun. Sept 21 from 2-4PM. Class of 1929 Art Gallery in Eisenhower Hall, West Point. Gallery hours: Open daily 9AM-4PM (except holidays). 845-938-4159. www.eisenhowerhall.com
Sept 12
Fri
2008 Homegrown Music Series. Rebel Red performs 12Noon-2PM. Goshen Farmer's Market, Goshen. 845-294-7741.
Sept 12
Fri
Bruce is back. Enjoy music from 5:30-8:30PM. On the deck at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 12
Fri
Chester Historical Society Penny Social. Many unusual gifts, exciting specials, door prizes and refreshments. Calling starts 7:15PM. Admission. Chester Senior Center, Chester. 845-469-7674. www.chesterhistoricalsociety.com
Sept 12, 13, 14
Fri-Sun
Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players perform "Pippin". An electrifying fairytale with a dynamic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Price of ticket includes dessert at intermission. Reservations are suggested. Fri-Sat at 8PM, Sun at 7PM. The Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. 845-294-9465.
Sept 12, 13, 14
Fri-Sun
Madama Butterfly. Performance by the Opera Company of the Highlands. Fri-Sat 7PM. Sun 3PM. Aquinas Hall Theater at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. 845-496-9626. www.OperaCompanyoftheHighlands.org
Sept 12
Fri
A Fox Radio Event with Lisa Landry, 3 Guys from Gotham. A great evening of comedy. 9PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 13-14
Sat-Sun
New York Renaissance Faire. 16th century England brought to life. Costumed characters, dancers, strolling minstrels and storytellers in a Tudor style marketplace of period crafts and games. Food and drink, horseback joust, living chessboard, mud show, and much more. 10AM-7PM. Sterling Forest, Tuxedo. 845-351-5171.
www.renfair.com
Sept 13
Sat
Cornwall Fall Festival. Over 125 food and craft vendors, rides and games. A day full of great food, great music and great fun! Rain or shine. 10AM-5PM. Main Street, Cornwall. 845-534-8094.
Sept 13
Sat
Fuller Mountain Preserve Hike. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, this 3-hour hike rambles through a magnificent wooded ravine up to fantastic vistas. Unusual plants and much wildlife are sure to be seen. Moderate hike for age 8 and up. Some shallow water in spots, wear appropriate shoes. Bring lunch, water. 10AM. Fuller Mountain Preserve, Warwick. 845-744-6047.
Sept 13
Sat
Monroe Cheese Festival. Activities start at 10:30AM and include kite flying, Macaroni the Clown, DJs, live music, schools of dance including Irish Step dancing and belly dancing, martial arts, gym/fitness center demos, Monroe Idol competition and more. 845-782-8341.
www.monroecheesefestival.com
Sept 13
Sat
Orange County Music Educators' Wind Ensemble. 3PM. Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley. 845-326-1530. www.orangecmeany.org
Sept 13
Sat
2nd Annual Deerpark Heritage Fair and Antique Show. 10AM-5PM. Harriet Space Park, Huguenot. 845-856-2182. 845-754-8070.
Sept 13, 27
Sat
5th NY Re-Garrisons Fort Montgomery Tours. Troops of the re-created 5th tell their story. Discover what life was like at the fort during the American Revolution through camp life and military demonstrations. 11AM and 2PM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. 845-446-2134. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 13
Sat
Sterling Forest Fire Tower Hike. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, join Doc Bayne on a woods road hike up to one of the last operational fire towers in New York State. Trail crosses the ruins of an iron mining venture. Moderate 4-mile hike suitable for age 7 and up. 12Noon. Lautenberg Visitor Center, Sterling Forest. 845-351-5907.
Sept 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Sat-Sun
Oktoberfest. Music, dancing, food, vendors, and more! 12Noon-5PM. Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2731. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 13
Sat
Pottery Event. 11AM-4PM. Museum Village, Monroe. 845-782-8247.
www.MuseumVillage.org
Sept 13
Sat
Weekend Nature Program: Simply Squirrelly. Learn all about squirrels and build a feeder for your yard. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 13
Sat
5th Goshen Jazz Festival. Celebrate the legacy of Jazz legend and Goshen native, Willie "The Lion" Smith. Day long event with music at various venues. Howell's Deli 12Noon-3PM, Mullany's Pub 2:30-5:30PM, New Street Tavern 3-6PM, 170 West Main 6-9PM. Lillie Bryant Howard will perform A Tribute to Dinah Washington 6PM at Church Park. Village of Goshen. 845-615-1242. www.goshenjazz.com
Sept 13
Sun
Rock the Mountain Music Festival. Many bands will perform Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues, and more. Special VIP guests, door prizes, craft tents. Bring your blankets and chairs. Noon-10PM rain or shine. Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center, Tuxedo. 845-351-1122. www.skituxedoridge.com
Sept 13-14
Sat-Sun
Gomez Mill House: A Patriot's Home. Part of Hudson River Valley Ramble, enjoy a guided tour of the house that served as a center for meetings of the American patriots during the Revolutionary War. 17th Century artifacts including Acker's Bible box will be on display. 1-4PM. Gomez Mill House, Marlboro. 845-236-3126. e-mail: gomezmillhouse@juno.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 13-14
Sat-Sun
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site Talks. Part of the Hudson Valley Ramble, hear what George Washington and his soldiers might expect to happen if a physician had to be summoned, including really "biting the bullet." Sat at 11:30AM. Sun at 1PM. Learn about why so many portraits of 18th C. people show missing teeth or closed mouths. Sat 2PM, Sun 3PM. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh. 845-562-1195. www.nysparks.state.ny.us/sites
Sept 13-14
Sat-Sun
Afternoon Music Series. Petey Hop performs on Sat. Mystic Playground performs Sun. 2-5PM. Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com
Sept 13
Sat
Meet the artist reception for "Serenity" Art Exhibit. Meet artist Irene Corrado and view her collection of still life, landscape, floral, and portrait in oil, pencil, and watercolor. Light refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-3PM. Works of Art Gallery at Greenwood Lake Public Library. 845-477-8377 ext. 18. e-mail: kcorrado@rcls.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 13
Sat
Autumn In New York. John Charles Thomas and Bari Mort will perform a program of American popular standards, including Gershwin and Cole Porter for trumpet and piano. 3PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115. www.stormking.org
Sept 13
Sat
Native American Crafts Workshop with Deborah Joyce. 4PM. Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Sept 13
Sat
The Great Lucy Look Alike Grape Stomping Festival Featuring "The Off Hour Rockers." 5:30-8:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 13
Sat
Artist Reception for "Somewhere in Time" Art Exhibit. Meet artists Nancy Reed Jones and Marylyn Vanderpool, and view their acrylic and oil paintings. Free wine and cheese reception 5-8PM. Regular gallery hours 9AM-6PM Tues-Sun. 845-457-ARTS. www.WallkillRiverSchool.com
Sept 13
Sat
VicTrola Band. 9PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 14
Sun
Orange County Country Roads Bicycle Tour. Marked routes of 10, 25, 40, and 62 miles. Mechanical support, stocked rest stops, BBQ lunch included. Registration required. 7-11AM, staggered starts according to route distance. Warwick High School, Warwick. 845-351-5067.
www.ocbicycleclub.org
Sept 14
Sun
Hudson River Valley Ramble: Guided Hike. Join an environmental educator for a guided moderate 90-minute hike. Hiking boots suggested. Pre-registration requested. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 14
Sun
Tractor Pull at Orange County Farmers Museum. A fun day for the entire family. Refreshments and chicken BBQ will be available. 10AM-4PM. Orange County Farmers Museum, Montgomery. 845-541-6784.
Sept 14
Sun
"A Taste of Latin Culture" Celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Music performances featuring Rumba y Swing Merengue Band and Sanchia. Dance presentations, arts and crafts, food and more. 12-6PM. Downing Park, Newburgh. 845-987-4207, 914-489-7402. e-mail: latinjubilee.radio@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 14
Sun
Artists on the Lawn - Highland Ave Street Fair. Local artists will be painting on site. Have your portrait done at Tiger Lily Inn, or buy a new painting. Music, vendors, food, and more. Noon-4PM. Raindate: Sept 21. Highland Avenue, Middletown. 845-239-4217.
Sept 14
Sun
Mini Post Card Show. 1:30-4:30PM. St. James Episcopal Church, Goshen. 845-856-3461.
Sept 14
Sun
Music with Bent Boyd. 2:30-5:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 14
Sun
Hiking into History: Retracing the 1777 Attack on Fort Montgomery. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, this 1 1/2 hour hike retraces the route of the 1777 attack. This moderate hike is not suitable for children under 12. Optional difficult hike up the side leg of the Popolopen Torne. 1:30PM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. 845-446-2134. e-mail: peter.cutul@oprhp.state.ny.us This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 14
Sun
Presentation: The History of the Montgomery Mastodon. Learn about Charles Willson Peale, the first American naturalist to find a complete set of mastodon bones. Hear about The Peale Museum of Discovery for families and children. 2PM. Valley Central High School Auditorium, Montgomery. 917-463-8979.
Sept 14
Sun
Uncommon Ground. Hot alternative bluegrass group from the Hudson Valley. This band’s hi-octane energy coexists peacefully with mountain soul. 3PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115.
www.stormking.org
Sept 14
Sun
Centennial Tribute to American Composer Raymond Scott. First performance of the season by The United States Military Academy Band's Chamber Music Concert Series. 3PM. Egner Hall, West Point. 845-938-2617. www.westpoint.edu/special
Sept 14
Sun
Grand Montgomery Chamber Music and Theater Series. The Parnas Duo with Lincoln Mayorga. M. Parnas, violin and C. Parnas, cello with L. Mayorga, piano will perform an all-Schubert program. 3PM. Montgomery Senior Center, Montgomery. 845-457-9867. E-mail: hwrd.garrett@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 14
Sun
The Classic Choral Society Performs "C'mon Along and Listen." Concert of Academy Award winning songs for the entire family. 4PM. United Church of Christ, Blooming Grove. 845-928-6462. www.classicchoralsociety.org
Sept 14
Sun
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A true American pop music icon.5PM. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. 845-938-4159. www.ikehall.com
Sept 14
Sun
Bindlestick Bill to Perform. Bill will engage young and old with his songs, stories, juggling and talking with his companion "Professor Sock-ra-tease." 2-4PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 14
Sun
Slide Performs at Bodles. One of the most interesting Irish traditional bands of modern times. 7PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 15
Mon
Election Year Movies 2008. Wag the Dog. Before the elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to "fabricate" a war in order to cover-up a presidential scandal. 6:45PM. Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. 845-563-3600. www.newburghlibrary.org
Sept 16
Tues
Nature Strollers. Join environmentalist Debbie Edelen on a one-hour hike with the Nature Strollers, a hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Registration is requested. Sign in at Visitor Center. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 16
Tues
Candle Box Performs Live! Admission is free and performance starts at 5:30PM. Orange County Choppers Showroom and Dealership's Peavey Stage, Newburgh. Newburgh. 845-522-5222. www.orangecountychoppers.com
Sept 17
Wedn
Hudson Valley Science Cafe: Inflammation and the Downfall of Vioxx. Presentation by Teresa Garrett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Vassar College. 7PM. It’s All Good Restaurant, Newburgh. 845-731-3616. www.cafescientifique.org
Sept 17
Wedn
Irving Berlins "I Love a Piano". An enchanting musical showcasing 64 of Irving Berlin's most enduring and popular tunes such as "Puttin on the Ritz", "White Christmas", "There's No Place Like Show Business", and more! 3PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Oct 17, 18
24, 25
Fri-Sat
Fright Nights at Pierson Bicentennial Farm. Haunted barn, haunted Maze, haunted forest. Burgers, games, hot and cold beverages. 6-11PM. Pierson Bicentennial Farm, Middletown. 845-386-1882. www.Piersonsfarm.com
Sept 18
Thur
Dying for Beauty: American Women's Quest for Acceptance. Presentation by Dr. Harriet Davis-Kram, Asst. Professor, Queens College, on women's fashions in the Victorian era. Women often used substances in order to achieve certain beauty standards, which had harmful effects. 4PM. Villa Library at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. 845-569-3179. www.msmc.edu
Sept 18
Thur
Lecture: Switching to Digital TV. Learn who will be affected by the switch to digital, why the switch is happening, and how you can make sure you will still be able to receive broadcast signals after the switch. Presented by the National Broadcast DTV Speakers Bureau. 7PM. To register call 845-563-3619. Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. www.newburghlibrary.org
Sept 18, 19, 20, 21
Thur-Sun
Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players perform "Pippin". An electrifying fairytale with a dynamic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Price of ticket includes dessert at intermission. Reservations are suggested. Thur-Fri-Sat at 8PM, Sun at 7PM. The Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. 845-294-9465.
Sept 18, 25
Thur
Free Informational Tours of the Ritz Theater, Cornerstone Residence, and Ann Street Gallery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see how Safe Harbors of the Hudson is working to restore Newburgh's cultural heritage. Tricia Hagerty Wenz, Executive Director, will lead the tours and answer questions. 11:30AM. Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext. 109. e-mail: kcronin@safe-harbors.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a space
Sept 18
Thur
Thursday Night Concert Series. Gargerelli performs musical comedy. 7-9PM. Bunny Slope at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center, Tuxedo. 845-351-1122. www.skituxedoridge.com
Sept 18
Thur
Open Mike Night. 7-9PM. On the deck at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 19
Fri
Music with Gregg Van Gelder. 5:30-8:30PM. On the deck at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 19, 20, 21
Fri, Sat, Sun
The Wright Family Farm Corn Maze. Hours of operation: Fri nights are flashlight nights 4PM-9PM. Sat-Sun 10AM-Dusk. Wright Family Farm, Warwick. 845-986-1345. www.wrightfamilyfarm.com
Sept 19
Fri
Music by Girl Howdy. It's all about retro-twang and honky-tonk. 8:30PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 20
Sat
Annual Community Yard Sale. 8AM-2PM. Lewis Park, Warwick. 845-986-3236.
www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org
Sept 20
Sat
Forts and Bridges. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, local historian Ray Phillips leads a trek through remains of a Revolutionary War fort, battle site, and mining site. Stroll across Bear Mountain Bridge. Bring lunch. Moderate hike for age 12 and over. 9AM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. 845-424-3358. info@hhlt.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
Impressed Ink: A Celebration of the Printed Word and Image. Book fair and readings throughout the city of Newburgh. Celebrate literary and visual talent of Hudson Valley artists. Book Fair on Sat. Noon-4PM, readings 1PM-2:30PM at Newburgh Free Library. Readings at St. George's Episc. Church 2-3:30PM, at Dutch Ref. Church 4-6PM. Children's workshop (regis. req'd) at Newburgh Perform. Arts Academy 3-4:30PM. On Sunday: panel discussion 1-2:30PM, book signing 2:30-3:30PM at Karpeles Museum. Readings at 297 Grant St 2-3:30PM, Cafe Macchiato 3-4:30PM. 845-563-3635. www.newburgh-ny.com
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
New York Renaissance Faire. 16th century England brought to life. Costumed characters, dancers, strolling minstrels and storytellers in a Tudor style marketplace of period crafts and games. Food and drink, horseback joust, living chessboard, mud show, and much more. 10AM-7PM. Sterling Forest, Tuxedo. 845-351-5171.
www.renfair.com
Sept 20
Sat
Open House on the Farm. Tour a working dairy farm! A wonderful treat for the whole family. 10AM-3PM. Mist-E-Hill Dairy Farm, Pine Bush. 845-344-1234. For directions see www.cce.cornell.edu/orange
Sept 20
Sat
Art on the Trail. This will be the first ever "Art on the Trail" event at Bear Mountain. 10:30AM-3:30PM. Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2701 ext 265. www.nysparks.com
Sept 20
Sat
Weekend Nature Program: Terrific Turtles. Meet native turtles. Take a walk in search of turtles and make a craft. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 20
Sat
Orange County Senior Games. Event to promote fitness, a happy, healthy life style, and a positive image of senior citizens. 11AM-2PM. Boat House Area at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. 845-457-4910.
Sept 20, 21
Sat-Sun
Octoberfest 2008. Music by The Plus Five Orchestra on Sat, Fritz's Polka Band on Sun. There will be plenty of dancing, food, vendors, and more! 12Noon-6PM. Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2731. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
Dutch in Bloom. Lecture and demonstration that illustrates the Dutch influence in gardens throughout Newburgh, and ways this tradition can be continued. 2PM. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh. 845-562-1195. www.nysparks.state.ny.us/sites
Sept 20
Sat
Bluegrass Festival. 1-5PM. Museum Village, Monroe. 845-782-8247.
www.MuseumVillage.org
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
Gomez Mill House: A Patriot's Home. Part of Hudson River Valley Ramble, enjoy a guided tour of the house that served as a center for meetings of the American patriots during the Revolutionary War. 17th Century artifacts including Acker's Bible box will be on display. 1-4PM. Gomez Mill House, Marlboro. 845-236-3126. e-mail: gomezmillhouse@juno.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 20
Sat
Yoga for Children. 2-3PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 20
Sat
Army Football. West Point vs. Akron. 1PM. USMA, West Point. 877-TIX-ARMY.
www.goarmysports.com
Sept 20
Sat
Changing Leaves Into Sculpture. Inspired by the changing environment, enjoy a family tour with Browning Kay around the South Fields. 2-4PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115 x110.
www.stormking.org
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
Afternoon Music Series. Uncle Shoehorn performs on Sat. Ray Longchamp performs Sun. 2-5PM. Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com
Sept 20
Sat
The Greatful Band. 5:30-8:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 20
Sat
Collage Logic: A Group Collage Exhibition. Artist opening reception today 6-9PM. Exhibit on display Sept 20-Nov 1. Gallery hours: Thur-Sat 11AM-5PM, or by appointment. Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext 119. www.safe-harbors.org
Sept 20
Sat
Poetry for Peace. Featured poets are E. Fisher, R. Milby, C. Rice, W. Seaton, J. Siegel, and J. Solonche. An open mike will be available between features, at which anyone is invited to read appropriate poetry. Light refreshments available. 7:30PM. Goshen Inn, Park Place, Goshen. Suggested donation. 845-294-8085.
Sept 20
Sat
Air Pirates Radio Theater Presents Space Cadet, Take me to your Lender. The Pirates present the third episode of the adventures of Tica Maroo Space Cadet. The audience is encouraged to participate by producing sound effects. 8PM. Pavilion at the Lycian Center, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-7563. www.airpiratesradiotheater.com
Sept 20
Sat
Musicals: Silents to Sound. Clips and shorts. 7:30PM. Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Sept 20
Sat
Pride of the Hudson Happy Hour Cruise. Departs Newburgh Landing at 8PM. Newburgh. 845-220-2120. www.prideofthehudson.org
Sept 20
Sat
The 60s! From Camelot to Woodstock! Like no other show on earth. Sassy, new, funny, irreverent musical production featuring the dazzling trio Hotflash with the hormones. 8:30PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 21
Sun
Artist Reception for Watercolors Exhibit "Along the Hudson". Meet award-winning local watercolors artist M.E. Whitehill and enjoy viewing her beautiful artwork, which will be on display daily through Nov 11. Reception from 2-4PM. Class of 1929 Art Gallery in Eisenhower Hall, West Point. Gallery hours: Open daily 9AM-4PM (except holidays). 845-938-4159. www.eisenhowerhall.com
Sept 21
Sun
"Bi-Yaking" and Kayaking. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, enjoy an adventure that combines both biking and kayaking-bi-yaking! Led by Storm King Adventure Tours, your day begins with a 2-hour mountain bike ride in Black Rock Forest, followed by a picnic lunch and 2-hour paddle on the Hudson. 11AM. For fee and registration call 845-534-7800. www.stormkingadventures.com
Sept 21
Sun
Kowawese Hands-on Seining Adventure. Join NYSDEC Estuary Naturalist Tom Lake for an exciting seining program on the shorline of the Hudson River. See young shad, herring and striped bass migrating to sea. Catch will be displayed in acquaria and discussed. Bring bathing suit and old sneakers/rubber boots. 11AM. Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, New Windsor. 845-457-4900. e-mail: trlake7@aol.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 21
Sun
Walking Tour of Fort Clinton. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, join this one hour walking tour recounting the 1777 Revolutionary War battle for Fort Clinton. See the superb archeological collection from Forts Clinton and Montgomery in the unique history museum. Moderate hike for age 7 and up. 12Noon. Amphitheater at Trailside Museum and Zoo, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701 x293.
Sept 21
Sun
Concert by the 89th Army Band of the New York Guard. Following in the tradition of military unit bands, the New York State Guard Band performs the stirring songs that set the troops to marching and comforted the folks at home. Bring chairs or blanket. Held rain or shine. 2PM. National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Vails Gate. 845-561-1765.
Sept 21
Sun
Life Sized Clue. Eileen Stelljes. of "It's a Time for a Story" will set up a life size edition of the board game Clue. Everyone gets to play. For families and all ages. 2-4PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 21
Sun
Hudson Valley Ramble: Guided Woodland Quest Hike. Join a Quest Ranger for a guided moderate 60-minute hike. Hiking boots and pre-registration requested. 10AM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 21
Sun
Bach Under The Trees. Emily Faxon, violinist, Ruthanne Schempf, pianist and their musician friends perform ensemble music by the great master of the Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach. Enjoy the pairing of this wonderful music with the peaceful grounds of Storm King. 3PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115 x110.
www.stormking.org
Sept 21
Sun
Sunday Brunch Cruise. Aboard the River Rose, a New Orleans style paddle boat on the Hudson River. 11AM-1:30PM. Departs Newburgh Landing, Newburgh. 845-562-1067. www.riverrosecruises.com
Sept 21
Sun
Music by MH2. 2:30-5:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 21
Sun
Return to the Roof Garden. A revival of Newburgh's preeminent family of music and dance. Enjoy the music of the Alsdorfs while you learn of their journey from slavery to prominence in a musical salon that reached across racial boundaries. 3PM. Captain David Crawford House, Newburgh. 845-561-2585. www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com
Sept 21
Sun
Town of Deerpark Early and Mid 20th Century History Programs. Free refreshments will be served. 3PM. Little Red Schoolhouse at Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot. 845-856-2702, 845-754-8070.
Sept 21
Sun
Concert at Pacem in Terris. K. Bennion Feeney, violin, A. Doheny, violin, K. Bennion, cello, and J. Feeney, bass. 5PM. Pacem in Terris, Warwick. 845-986-4329.
Sept 21
Sun
Art on the Green. Fine arts and craft show with demonstrations and live entertainment. 9AM-3PM. Railroad Avenue, Warwick. 845-987-8507. www.artonthegreen.info
Sept 20-21
Sat-Sun
Civil War Encampment And Living History. Demonstrations on camp life of the soldier, military drills, 1860 fashion show and battle scenarios both days. Battles start at approximately 3PM on Saturday, and 2PM on Sunday. 10AM-4PM. Orange County Farmers’ Museum, Montgomery. 845-928-2452.
Sept 22
Mon
2008 Orange County Senior Games Celebrate 25th Anniversary: Orienteering. This sport is a workout for body and mind. Hudson Valley Orienteering will provide complete instructions for those new to this sport. 9AM. Winding Hills Park, Montgomery. For an application call 845-615-3700.
Sept 22
Mon
A Hike Through History: 2008 Orange County Senior Games Celebrate 25th Anniversary. This hike will illuminate the intriguing history of the iron industry that flourished from pre-Revolutionary times until 1923. Hike will be led by Ranger Doc Bayne. 1:30PM. Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo. For an application call 845-615-3700.
Sept 23
Tues
 
Disc Golf: 2008 Orange County Senior Games Celebrate 25th Anniversary. A drop-in at Senior Games Day for many years, Disc Golf has been elevated to full event status this year at the Disc Golf Derby. Open to players age fifty and over. A Barbeque supper will be offered. Warwick Town Park, Warwick. 845-615-3700.
Sept 24
Wedn
Fashion Makeover Made Easy. Popular speaker Elaine DeFeo returns with tips on what looks good on you. Fun, informative, and everyone goes home with a new fashion view. 7PM. Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. 845-563-3614. www.newburghlibrary.org
Sept 25
Thur
Free Informational Tours of the Ritz Theater, Cornerstone Residence, and Ann Street Gallery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see how Safe Harbors of the Hudson is working to restore Newburgh's cultural heritage. Tricia Hagerty Wenz, Executive Director, will lead the tours and answer questions. 11:30AM. Ritz Theater, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext. 109. e-mail: kcronin@safe-harbors.org This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a space
Sept 25
Thur
The Silver Shootout: 2008 Orange County Senior Games Celebrate 25th Anniversary. Open to adults aged fifty and over, this basketball event will include several different competitions. 5PM. Chadwick Lake Park, Newburgh. 845-615-3700.
Sept 25
Thur
Unity Through Diversity Concert With Marina Arsenijevic. Special free concert featuring award winning concert pianist Marina with the USMA Band and West Point Cadet Glee Club. This concert is a symphonic powerhouse of patriotism and passion and will be televised for future airing on PBS. 7:30PM. Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point. 845-938-4159. www.marinaatwestpoint.com
Sept 25, 26, 27, 28
Thur-Sun
Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players perform "Pippin". An electrifying fairytale with a dynamic kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Price of ticket includes dessert at intermission. Reservations are suggested. Thur-Fri-Sat at 8PM, Sun at 7PM. The Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe. 845-294-9465.
Sept 27-28
Sat-Sun
Celebrate National Alpaca Days. Rock Ridge Alpacas Farm will be open for educational farm tour, music, spinning demonstrations, free raffles, and more. 11AM-4PM. Rock Ridge Alpacas, Chester. 845-469-6196. www.rockridgealpacas.com
Sept 26, 27, 28
Fri-Sat-Sun
The Wright Family Farm Corn Maze. Hours of operation: Fri nights are flashlight nights 4PM-9PM. Sat-Sun 10AM-Dusk. Wright Family Farm, Warwick. 845-986-1345. www.wrightfamilyfarm.com
Sept 26
Fri
Music with Al Westphal. 5:30-8:30PM. On the deck at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 26
Fri
Comedian Paul Rodriguez. Don't miss this hilarious funnyman, Live! 8PM. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. 845-938-4159. www.ikehall.com
Sept 26
Fri
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Unique funk/rock style. 9PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 27
Sat
35th Annual Goshen Christian School Fall Festival. Games, food, gifts, yard sale, vendors and more. 9AM-3PM. Goshen Christian School, Goshen. 845-294-6365. www.goshenchristian.org
Sept 27
Sat
Historic Newburgh Paint Out. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, watch artists of today paint the same views that resident artists painted in the mid-19th century. Painting starts at 9:30AM. From 5-7:30PM the paintings will be available for preview, followed by a live auction. Pre-registration for artists and auction attendees. Information about artists' locations at Newburgh Art Supply. 845-561-9374. www.HistoricPaintOut.org
Sept 27
Sat
Senior Expo. Visit the Senior Games Committee table and try your hand at Cupstacking and Scarf Juggling just for fun. The volunteers will answer any questions about the games that you might have, and help you register. 10AM-2PM. Physical Education Building at SUNY Orange, Middletown. 845-615-3700.
Sept 27
Sat
Newburgh's Museum in the Streets. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, follow Newburgh's newly installed "history trail" through the downtown Heritage Corrider. The City Historian will lead this 2 1/2 hour tour. Bring water. No pets. Moderate walk with some uphill locations, not suited for children under 10. Pre-registration preferred. 9:30AM-Noon. Newburgh Heritage Center, Newburgh. 845-569-8090. NewburghHistory@usa.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 27
Sat
Fall Plant Sale And Harvest Decorations. Mums, Kale, Cabbage, Pumpkins, Cornstalks, etc. 10AM-2PM. Arboretum Kosuga Greenhouse at Orange County Park, Montgomery. 845-457-4902.
Sept 27
Sat
"Warwick Revisited” Opening Reception. First annual artists exhibition. Reception on Sat. from 5-7PM. Exhibit on display on Wed. and Sat. until Sat. Oct 26. 10AM-2PM. The Ballroom Gallery at Baird’s Tavern, Warwick. 845-986-3236.
www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org
Sept 27
Sat
Hike into 1777 History. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, follow the "warpath" the British took in 1777 to attack Forts Clinton and Montgomery. Local historian L. Menchini will tell about the British naval strategy. Bring lunch and water. 7 mile moderate-strenuous hike. 10AM. Meet at Parking Lot #2, Bear Mountain State Park. 845-496-3804. www.hudsonrivervalley.com/ramble
Sept 27
Sat
Arts, Crafts, Live Music and Farmers Market. Celebrate Newburgh's "Last Saturday" events by joining in the fun. You will find fresh local produce, antiques, face-painting, delicious food, and handmade arts and crafts. Music all day by K. Byers and L.A. Davis, L. Kitzmiller, and P. Mitchell. 10AM-4PM. Ann Street municipal parking lot, Newburgh. 845-562-6940 ext. 109.
Sept 27-28
Sat-Sun
The Country Quilters presents Harvest of Quilts IX. More than 200 quilts will be on display. 10AM-4PM. Pine Bush High School, Pine Bush. 845-569-0388. www.country-quilters.org
Sept 27
Sat
5th NY Re-Garrisons Fort Montgomery Tours. Troops of the re-created 5th tell their story. Discover what life was like at the fort during the American Revolution through camp life and military demonstrations. 11AM and 2PM. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery. 845-446-2134. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 27
Sat
Farmer's Outing. A local and wholesome event. Old fashioned games, entertainment, vendors, presentations, local produce, food vendors, art exhibit and more. All are welcome! 10AM-4PM. Benedict Farm Park, Town of Montgomery. 845-238-7785. www.townofmontgomery.com
Sept 27
Sat
River to River Art Walk. Enjoy music, cinema, art events, fine dining and historic sites. Stroll River Art Walk, an open air gallery along Newburgh's waterfront promenade. Noon-Dusk. 845-561-9374. www.newburgharts.com
Sept 27, 28
Sat-Sun
Octoberfest 2008. Music by The Plus Five Orchestra on Sat, Die Schlauberger on Sun. There will be plenty of dancing, food, vendors, and more! 12Noon-6PM. Bear Mountain State Park. 845-786-2731. www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
Sept 27
Sat
3rd Annual "Concert in the Park". Live music by the Coverup Band, lots food and vendors, Macaroni the Clown, and more. 1-7PM. Presbyterian Church Park, Goshen. 845-294-3984. www.goshenhumanesociety.org
Sept 27
Sat
A Tour of the Historic East End. Part of the 9th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, take part in this in-depth tour of private and public buildings in Newburgh's architecturally diverse historic east end. This is a great opportunity to touch remnants of American history. Pre-registration by 9/20. 3PM. Meet guide at rear entrance to Captain David Crawford House, Newburgh. 845-561-2585. www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com
Sept 27
Sat
Reading, Booksigning, and Concert at Baby Grand Books. Eliezer Sobel, author of The 99th Monkey: A Spiritual Journalist's Misadventures will read at 4PM. A concert featuring Marty Fogel and Mitch Schechter will begin at 5PM. Baby Grand Books, Warwick. 845-986-6165. www.babygrandbooks.com
Sept 27-28
Sat-Sun
Afternoon Music Series. Soylent Blue performs on Sat. McMule performs Sun. 2-5PM. Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com
Sept 27
Sat
Program By Wally McGuire, Local Artist/Educator. Program encourages visitors to develop a heart connection to the wonders of sculpture at Storm King. Scale, texture, color, form, movement, and the artist’s use of material will be explained. 2-3:30PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115.
www.stormking.org
Sept 27
Sat
Music by Groovy Tuesday. 5:30-8:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 27
Sat
Opening Reception for Namibia: Photographs by Nick Zungoli and the African Drumbeats of Kofi. 7PM. Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-9382. www.exposures.com
Sept 27
Sat
Astronomy Program: “Joy Of The Universe”. With Rockland Astronomy Club. 7PM-Midnight. Lake Sebago off Seven Lakes Drive, Harriman State Park. 845-47STARS. www.rocklandastronomy.com
Sept 27
Sat
Bannerman Island Kayak Tour. Departs from Cornwall-on-Hudson. 2PM. Call Storm King Adventure Tours for reservations. 845-534-7800. www.stormkingadventuretours.com
Sept 27
Sat
Family Fun Day, Road Opening Parade and Celebration. Celebrate "National Take Your Child Outside Week". Storyteller, Pied Piper parade up the road, new road opening, crafts, games. 10:30AM-1:30PM. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. 845-534-5506 ext. 204. www.hhnaturemuseum.org
Sept 27
Sat
Free Concert with Mactalla Mor. In conjunction with this years Senior Games the contemporary Celtic band, Mactalla Mor, will perform. This talented family band is not to be missed. 5PM. New Windsor Town Hall, New Windsor. 845-615-3700.
Sept 27
Sat
Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble. This ensemble is considered to be one of the finest Flamenco groups in the country. Traditional and innovative Flamenco is merged into a colorful and delightful repertoire. 8PM. Aquinas Hall Theatre at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. 845-569-3179. www.msmc.edu
Sept 27
Sat
Tony Darrow to Perform at Bodles. Tony has been voted the number one singing act in Atlantic City, and has starred there in the revival of "Pal Joey". 9PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 28
Sun
16th Annual Fall Foliage Festival. Live music, antique sale, craft and food vendors. classic cars, motorcycles, and trucks. 10AM-5PM. Rain or shine. Front Street, Port Jervis. For info call Debbie 845-856-2727. Classic car show call 845-313-7447.
www.portjervisny.org
Sept 28
Sun
Walk To Cure Diabetes. Registration starts at 12Noon and the walk begins at 1PM. Chadwick Lake Park, Newburgh. 845-297-8600.
www.jdrf.org
Sept 28
Sun
Woody Gutherie Tribute: Words and Music. This performance is the kickoff for the 2008 Big Read, a celebration of literature, culture and history. 2PM. Paramount Theatre, Middletown. 845-651-7659. www.orangereads.org
Sept 28
Sun
Happy Birthday Momo Taro! Special workshop for children and their families integrating art, music, storytelling and song. Jill Olesker will tell the story of Momo Taro, Helen Valdes will play the flute, Bill Fiore will create a song, and Browning and Joan Kay will help with an art project. 2-4PM. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville. 845-534-3115.
www.stormking.org
Sept 28
Sun
Apple Pancake Breakfast, Flea Market. 8AM-Noon. Flea Market 8AM-2PM. Neversink Valley Area Museum, Cuddebackville. 845-754-8870. www.neversinkmuseum.org
Sept 28
Sun
Music by Shake Sugaree Band. 2:30-5:30PM. On the lawn at Palaia Vineyards Winery, Highland Mills. 845-928-5384. www.palaiavineyards.com
Sept 28
Sun
Multicultural Arts and Dance. Celebrate Spanish Heritage Month with Jubilee. Come and get a taste of Latin music and dance - educational and entertaining. All ages welcome. 2-4PM. Interactive Museum, Middletown. 845-344-3131. e-mail: interactivemuseum@frontiernet.net This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sept 28
Sun
The Capitol Steps. Sassy, brassy, political comedy troupe. 7PM. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287. www.lyciancentre.com
Sept 28
Sun
West Point Band Chamber Music Series with Master Sergeant Marty Tyce, Trombone. 3PM. West Point Jewish Chapel, West Point. 845-938-2617. www.westpoint.edu/band
Sept 28
Sun
CD Release Party! E'lissa Jones, Lucas Patsch. Exceptionally talented artist E'lissa Jones will release her third CD titled "Anymore."  7PM. Bodles Opera House, Chester. 845-469-4595. www.bodles.com
Sept 30
Tues
Specials hours at The Wright Family Farm Corn Maze. Open early today 10AM-Dusk. Fri nights are flashlight nights 4PM-9PM. Sat-Sun 10AM-Dusk. Wright Family Farm, Warwick. 845-986-1345. www.wrightfamilyfarm.com