Calendar for September 2-8


PSA: School starts around the Hudson Valley this week – Slow down, give yourself extra time to commute and stop for buses.



Into the Woods
September 2-8 • 7pm • Closing date: September 8. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Garrison • The HVSF’s first-ever musical weaves together fractured fairy-tale favorites, spinning a dark tale of magic and its many consequences. Book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and directed by Jenn Thompson • $10-$100 • More info: LINK


Auditions for “The Matchmaker”
September 3-5 • 7pm • 12 Augusta Street, Kingston • Coach House Players will be casting nine males and seven females for the upcoming production by Thornton Wilder and directed by David Rubenstein • More info: FB LINK


Evening Garden Tour at Locust Grove
Wednesday, September 4 • 5:30-6:30pm • Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie • Tour the gardens with Locust Grove's Director of Horticulture to take in the site’s collection of dahlias, then sip iced tea on the porch • $25/person, Free for patron level and above members • Reservations required: 845-454-4500.


“Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II”
Thursday, September 5 • 7pm • Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home, Hyde Park • Author talk and signing with Judith Sumner • Free with registration required: LINK


Curator Gallery Talk on ‘Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art’
Friday, September 6 • noon • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz • Discussion with curator Karen Quinn in advance of the opening reception on Saturday (5-7pm) • On view through December 8 • More info: LINK

4th Annual ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash
Friday, September 6 • 4:30pm • 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • One mile walk/run for individuals of all abilities as part of the city’s First Friday festivities • $10 registration ($5 in advance by September 3) • More info: LINK

September 6-8 • Friday, 5-10pm • Saturday, 11am-10pm, Sunday, noon -10pm • Germania of Poughkeepsie, 37 Old Degarmo Road, Poughkeepsie • German food, beer, baked goods, live music, vendors and more • $5 admission, free parking • More info: FB Link

Dirt Farmer Festival
September 6-7 • 6pm • Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock • Midnight Ramble Band, Mercury Rev, Anders Osborne, Birds of Chicago and more • $75-$100 • More info: LINK

Ian Flanigan EP Release Concert
Friday, September 6 • 8-10pm • The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro • No cover (donations encouraged) • Concert info: LINK + Read our Q+A with Ian:


The 20th Annual Hudson River Ramble
September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 • Various times and locations including Hurds Family Farm Corn Maze, walking tour of public art in Poughkeepsie, fall flower walk at Art Omi, Hawk migration watch at Thatcher Park, make your own mushroom log at Minnewaska State Park, guided public canoe trips and more • Free with registration required for many events. More info: LINK

Annual Antique Tractor, Gas Engine and Farm Implements Show
September 7-8 • 10am - 4pm • Tilly Foster Farm, Route 312 Brewster • 845-878-7596.

Drum Boogie Festival
Saturday, September 7 • 11am - 8pm • Andy Lee Field, Woodstock • Multi-cultural arts and educational events for all ages • Free • More info: LINK

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival
September 7-8 • 11am - 6pm (5pm on Sunday) • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck • Various ticket prices, including $40 ($35 online in advance) for a tasting ticket (food not included) • More info: LINK

Catskill Food Festival
Saturday, September 7 • noon -6pm • Main Street, Catskill • More info: FB Link

The 29th Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival
Saturday, September 7 • 1-4pm • Widow Jane Mine, The Snyder Estate 668 Route 213, Rosendale • More info: FB Link

Free Outdoor Performances at Montgomery Place
September 7 • 3pm • Montgomery Place, Red Hook • Bread and Puppet Theater with more than 20 live puppeteers, musicians and performers • Free • Continues September 13 with a screening of “The Goonies,” September 14 with music of the Americas concert and September 20 with a screening of “Taking Woodstock,” • Free • More info: LINK

Late Summer Lawn Party
Saturday, September 7 • 4:30 - 6:30pm • East Fishkill Historical Society, 68 Kensington Drive, Hopewell Junction • Music of the 1920s and 30s, demonstrations of local history, picnic-style dinner and Tavern Trail Trivia • $20 • More info: FB Link


"Made One-Of-A-Kind: Monotypes, Lithographs & Etchings by Ted & Melissa Braggins, Louise Kalin & Pondside Press", and "Summer Salon"
On view through September 8 • Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Upstairs Galleries, 22 East Market Street, 3rd Floor, Rhinebeck • Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11-6; Sunday, 12-5, & by appointment or chance • Exhibition includes paintings by Gary Fifer, Yale Epstein, Eline Barclay, Karl Dempwolf and James Coe • 845-876-7578 • More info: LINK

Alien Invaders Strike the Catskills
Sunday, September 8 • 1pm • Catskills Visitor Center, Route 28, Mount Tremper • Learn about the invasive plants and forest pests that plague the Catskills with with Cary Institute Forest Ecologist Gary Lovett and Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator John Thompson at this informative talk • FREE • Register: LINK


Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
Mondays, 3-6:30pm • Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. Rain or shine, extended through September 30 • More info: LINK

Arlington Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3-7pm • Vassar College, Alumnae Flats Lawn, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie • Through October 31 • More info: FB Link

New York Renaissance Faire
Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day through October 6 • 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo • More info: LINK

Beacon Flea Market
Every Sunday through November 10 • 6 Henry and South Chestnut Street, Beacon. More info: LINK

Wilderstein’s 5th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial Exhibition
On view through October 31 • Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck • 25 works by Hudson Valley and regional artists installed throughout Wilderstein’s landscape • 845-876-4818.

Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019
On view through November 10 (Saturdays and Sundays only through August 25) • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz • More info: LINK


Miles of Hope Free pottery class for breast cancer survivors starting this September
Mondays, 10am to 12:30pm September 16 through October 21 (no class 10/14) Fall Kill Creative Works, 485/489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie • Coil building, slab building, wheel throwing, glazing techniques and more • Registration includes access to open studio time • To register, or for more info, email Jessica Murphy at

Basilica SoundScape
September 13 - 15 • Basilica Hudson • Weekend of art and music featuring the ‘imaginary movie scores’ of Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan’s SQÜRL, a one-woman all-hardware electronic orchestra Ela Minus, punk-poet-performer-cyborg Andrea Abi-Karam to CRICKETS - a supergroup featuring Roddy Bottum (Faith No More), JD Samson (Le Tigre) and more • $45 and up • More info: LINK

The Great Wallkill River Race
Saturday, September 14 • 10am to 3pm • Sojourner Truth Park, Plains Road, New Paltz • Join us for this fun race on the Wallkill River. Enjoy its scenic beauty and the serenity of being on a flat water, slow-moving river. $25 entrance fee, registration required:

Science on the River
Saturday, September 14 • 1-4pm • Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg • Fish in the Hudson River, touch eels, enjoy a live birds of prey program, a short film by Jon Bowermaster and more • Free • For more information, call 845-889-4745 x 107, or email

Family Farm Festival
Saturday, September 14 • 4-7pm • Stuart’s Fruit Farm, Somers • Celebration of the preservation of the farm, which is the oldest working farm in Westchester County dating back to 1828. The festival will feature family-friendly activities, live music, craft beer, food trucks and more • FREE admission! • More info:

“The Luminous Landscape 2019” Opening Reception
Saturday, September 14 • 5-8pm • Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Upstairs Galleries, 22 East Market Street, 3rd Floor, Rhinebeck • Opening of the 22nd Annual National Invitational, a solo installation: "CHRISTIE SCHEELE: Atlas Project/Forms of Water". Holdings Gallery: "Fall Salon.” On view through November 17 • FREE • 845-876-7578 • More info: LINK

Walk Along the Wappinger Creek Trail
Sunday, September 15 • 10am • Meet at the Cary Institute East parking area, 2917 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook • Join forest ecologist Charles Canham for an interpretive two-mile walk exploring past farming practices, climate change, pests and more • Free with reservations required: LINK

Clarion Concerts Presents: Xavier Foley
September 15 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Double bassist Xavier Foley plays Schubert, Mozart, Khaleghi, and Gliere, plus a new work commissioned by Clarion Concerts • $25 • More info LINK

Sunday, September 15 • 7pm doors, 8pm show • BSP Back Room Theater, Wall Street, Kingston • $25 advance, $30 door • 18+ • Tickets available online or locally for cash-only (no fees) at Outdated cafe, Rocket Number Nine, Jack’s Rhythms, Darkside Records, Woodstock Music Shop • Tickets: LINK

Riverkeeper’s 1st Annual Rally on the River
Saturday, September 21 • 1-10pm • RAIN OR SHINE! • Factoria at Charles Point, 5 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill • Come together to support a common cause: The Hudson River with a 5K run and paddle, yoga, live music and more • Registration is required for the 5K run, paddle and yoga session • More info: LINK

Graham Nash
Sunday, September 22 • 7pm • Bardavon, Poughkeepsie • $50-$75 • More info: LINK

Woodsist Festival
Saturday, September 28 • Gates open at noon • Arrowood Farms, Accord • Featuring music by Whitney, Real Estate, Woods, Kevin Morby • Waxahatchee and more • $75, free for kids under 10 • Tickets: LINK

Demetri Martin
Friday, September 29 • 8pm • Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • $47-$57 • Tickets: LINK

Rockland Arts Festival
Sunday, September 22 • noon - 4pm (raindate: September 29) • Piermont Pier, 95 Ferry Road, Piermont • Over 100 regional artists on display with live music, food and kids activities • Free! • More info:

Moby Dick
October 4 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • One man show of Melville's epic novel starring Irish actor Conor Lovett and 10-string fiddler Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh • $35 • More info: LINK

O+ Festival
October 11-13 • Kingston • Parades, murals, performances, workshops, cycling, and more with music from Elvis Perkins, Tall Juan, Lady Moon and the Eclipse, The Mystical Arts of Tibet and more • More info:

Jay Leno
Friday, October 18 • 8pm • UPAC, Kingston • $75-$125 • Tickets: LINK

Clarion Concerts Presents: Hai-Ting Chinn Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments
October 26 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn performs a libretto created from the words of scientists, and original music to illuminate our current understanding of the natural world • $25 • More info: LINK

Brooklyn Raga Massive & Go: Organic Orchestra
Saturday, November 2 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Two large ensembles explore raga, India’s classical music and contemporary creative music • $35 • More info: LINK

John Malkovich in “Just Call Me God”
Saturday, November 2 • 8pm • UPAC, Kingston • John Malkovich collaborates with author Michael Sturminger and musician Martin Haselböck to chart the last hour of a dictator’s life, in the company of a TV interviewer and organist as he gives his sardonic final speech, engages in game-playing (and foreplay) with the journalist then enacts a sudden role reversal • $65-$110 • Tickets: LINK

White House Photographer Pete Souza
Sunday, November 3 • 7pm • Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • Pete Souza - Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office - will give a dramatic visual presentation of exclusive photographs contained in his #1 New York Times bestseller SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents which tells the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report. • $38 includes a paperback copy of the book, $60 VIP meet-and-greet • Tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, August 2nd • More info:

Catskill Jazz Factory: The Steven Feifke Big Band - Standards Old, New & Blue
November 16 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • The Steven Feifke Big Band delivers a night of selections from Feifke’s library of original and arranged works for 17-piece big band • $25 • More info: LINK

The Orchestra Now
November 24 •3-5pm • Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson • TŌN’s resident conductor, Zachary Schwartzman, leads the orchestra in selections from Mendelssohn’s score for a Shakespeare classic, Ravel’s tribute to composer François Couperin, and one of Mozart’s final symphonies, his 39th • FREE • More info: LINK

Catskill Jazz Factory: Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines
December 14 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • A Yamaha Disklavier responds in real time to the music Tepfer improvises at the piano, while another program turns the music into stunning animated visual art • $25 • More info: LINK

Miss Queen City of the Hudson Pageant
April 25, 2020 • 11am - 3:30pm • Courtyard Marriot, Goshen/Middletown, 24 Crystal Run Crossing, Middletown • More info: LINK

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