Calendar for August 12-18

Photograph from the original Woodstock festival is part of the exhibition: “We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future” at Bethel Woods.

Photograph from the original Woodstock festival is part of the exhibition: “We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future” at Bethel Woods.

Woodstock marks 50th anniversary at original site

From August 16 through August 18, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at the original site of the 1969 music festival. In addition to featured performers including Ringo Starr, Santana (SOLD OUT!), John Fogerty recapping the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival (with some incredible special guests), there will also be an adult-oriented art-making zone, meet-and-greets with Woodstock alumni, fireworks and more! (Note: the museum, historic site, parking areas will be open to ticketholders only during the weekend.) More info: LINK

New York State Police have already issued travel warnings to attendees, and anyone in the area – “Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on state Route 17 westbound between the New York State Thruway tolls in Harriman and exit 104 onto state Route 17b in Monticello. Peak traffic for westbound lanes is anticipated between the hours of 1:00pm and 7:00pm and eastbound between the hours of 11:00pm and 2:00am. Motorists are encouraged to make alternate travel plans and avoid unnecessary travel during these hours on all four days of this anniversary concert weekend.

Additionally, heavy traffic at state Route 17 exit 104 westbound may necessitate detours being put into place and motorists should be aware of alternate routes and plan for these detours and heavy traffic accordingly.”


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



“Accidental Presidents: Eight Men who Changed America”
Tuesday, August 13 • 6:30pm • Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • Author talk with Google’s Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen will discuss the surprising and strange circumstances under which eight citizens each became President of the United States because of the deaths of their predecessors • FREE! with books available for purchase • 845-876-2903.


Music in the Parks
Wednesdays all summer long • 7pm • Free! • Full schedule: LINK


Premiere of “A Living River”
Thursday, August 15 • 6-8pm • Sloop Brewing Co., 755 East Drive, #106, East Fishkill • Premiere of a new short film from National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster on the work of Riverkeeper, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and others working to restore the life within the Hudson River • $10 advance, $15 at the door • TICKETS

“The Phony War”
Thursday, August 15 • 7pm • Wallace Center, FDR Library, Hyde Park • Author talk and book signing with Tom Shachtman • Free with registration required: LINK


FREE One-Month Pass to Mohonk
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18 • Ulster County residents can obtain free passes to the Mohonk Preserve valid for one-month. Passes can be picked up at the Preserve Visitor Center on U.S. Route 44/state Route 55 during extended hours on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Aug. 17 and 18 at the Visitor Center or Spring Farm Trailhead in High Falls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memberships will be valid through September 15. Proof of Ulster County residency required. More info: LINK

Ruge’s Chevy All Star Open House and Car Show
Friday, August 16 • 4-7pm • Ruge’s Chevrolet, 3692 Route 44, Millbrook • Vintage cars, live music by Jordan Stoner and food trucks • 845-677-3406.

Red Hook and Tivoli Fire Departments 100 Year Anniversary Celebration and the Dutchess County Firemen’s Association 73rd Annual Convention
Friday, August 16 • 4pm • Red Hook Fire Company • Parade with over 100 fire companies, food, beer, entertainment, fireworks and more! • FREE • More info: LINK

Music on the Porch Series
Every third Friday through August • 5-8pm • Red Hook Public Library • All proceeds will benefit veterans of the Red Hook VFW • 845-758-3241.

15th Annual Ribfest2019
August 16-18 • Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz • $5-$7, VIP packages available • More info: LINK


Photography Workshop with China Jorrin
Saturday, August 17 • 10am - 3pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties • $20 per person, $30 for two people, $50 for three people, Free for students and local artists! • Reserve your spot by emailing: • More info: LINK

Twilight Music in the Parks
Saturday, August 17 • 6pm • Walkway Over the Hudson (Ulster side) • Free concert by Lara Hope’s Gold Hope Duo • More info: LINK


John Fogerty with special guests Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sunday, August 18 • 6pm • Bethel Woods • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic hits • $45 and up • More info: LINK


Upcycle Fair
On view through August 30th with a special day-long event on Saturday, August 17 from 11am - 6pm • Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn • More info: 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

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


Connecting Our Streams Workshop
Thursday, August 22 • 9:15am - 4pm • Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg • All-day workshop on how culverts and dams act as barriers in Hudson River tributaries, and what we can do about it • FREE • More info: LINK

Free Rabies Clinic
Saturday, August 24 • 8am - noon • Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park • Free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and domestic ferrets, 3 months and older • Free for Dutchess County residents, $10 for non-residents (Proof of residency required) • More info: LINK

Music in the Park
Saturday, August 24 • 5pm • Art Omi, Ghent • Informal concert of new, experimental music created during the Art Omi: Music residency • FREE! • More info: LINK

Catskill Jazz Factory: The Spirit of Harlem
August 24 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Drawing on Harlem’s rich musical past and featuring some of today’s hottest jazz stars, take a journey on the A Train to Minton’s Playhouse and Carnegie Hall, paying homage to Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker along the way • $25 • More info: LINK

DEC Stockport Creek & Hudson River Canoe Trips
Sunday, August 25, 10am to 1pm • Stockport Creek, Station Road, Hudson • Paddle with Fran Martino of River Haggie Outdoors and Jim Herrington of NYS DEC Estuarine Research Reserve. Free but registration required: LINK

Long Live the Monarchy!
Wednesday, August 28 • 6:30pm • Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff • Join Thomas Johnson, local Monarch advocate, and learn more about this fascinating and imperiled species. – Find out how to identify them, what their favorite food sources are, why they are endangered and ultimately, how to rescue and raise these amazing caterpillars • FREE! • 845-876-2903.

A Journey of Song
August 30 • 7-9pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Three local artists join forces to take us on a romantic journey of songs and duets. Travel through England, France, Germany and back to America with Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Chausson, Cole Porter and more • $15 • More info: LINK

Opus 40 End of Season Concert
Saturday, August 31 • 4pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties. Concert by Miss Maybell, dance and barbecue from Grille Wagon and drinks from Dutch Ale House • $20 • More info: LINK

Hudson River Estuary Sunset Paddle
Saturday, August 31 • 5:30pm • Departs from the Hudson Waterfront Park and heads up to the North Bay with views of the Greenport Conservation Area • Advance registration required: 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

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:

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

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

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

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

Submit your event – it’s free! (And easy with this form: LINK )


Call for TEACHING ARTISTS: Arts Mid-Hudson is seeking teaching artists for 2020. Apply here or get in touch with Melissa at 845-454-3222 for more information.