Calendar for August 19-25


Pig races! Fried pickles! Tractor pulls! 4H milkshakes! The birthing tent! Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy (official name, please don’t write me.)! Diving dogs! Far-out displays of flower power! Over 2,300 goats, sheep, hogs, cows, horses, poultry, llamas, alpacas, rabbits and cavies (like guinea pigs)! Whew...Take it all in this Tuesday through Sunday at the 174th Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck.

Those with special needs are invited for an early entry into the fair on August 22 during the fourth annual ‘ThinkDIFFERENTLY’ Thursday. Early entry for those families begin at 9 a.m., coupled with a sensory-friendly period on the midway from 9:30 a.m. to noon, free of the loud music and bright lights that can impact those living with sensory processing issues.

Admission is $15 adults, $8 seniors 65+ and veterans with ID, free for children ages 11 and under. More info (and cheaper tickets in advance): LINK


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


174th Dutchess County Fair
Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25 • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Admission is $15 adults, $8 seniors 65+ and veterans with ID, free for children ages 11 and under. More info (and cheaper tickets in advance): LINK


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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

Shipwreck History Cruise
Thursday, August 22 • 6pm • Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston • Two-hour cruise with illustrated lectures about the history of various shipwrecks and steamboat accidents on the Hudson River • $49, includes d'oeuvres, cash bar • More info: FB LINK


Walk Across America for Veterans Homecoming Party
Friday, August 23 • 2-6pm • VetZero, 1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie • Local veteran Tommy Zurhellen has been walking across America since April, averaging about 22 miles a day, to raise awareness on veteran suicide and veteran homelessness in this country. Welcome Tommy back home on Friday, and help VetZero reach their fundraising goal $40,387 (which is the average number of veterans who are homeless in our country every night) at + FB Event: LINK

Sunset Sessions at Opus 40
Fridays through Labor Day • 5-8pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties • Concert with food trucks, beer/wine, lawn games and more • Free admission • More info: LINK

Summer Hoot!
August 23 - August 25 • The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge • Three day music festival + blacksmithing demos, group hikes, local beer, films, juggling and more • $25 and up, with camping options available • More info: FB LINK

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – At the Drive-In!
Friday, August 23 • 7pm • Greenville Drive-In, 10700 Route 32, Greenville • $8 adults, $4 kids ages five and under, free under 5. More info: FB 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

NY Airshow at Stewart Airport
August 24-25 • 9am - 6pm • Stewart International Airport, Newburgh • Military and civilian performers including a flyover from the Blue Angels • General admission: $29.75, $18.75 for children 6-12 • More info: LINK

The Olana Summer Market
August 24, 10am-5pm • August 25, 10am-4pm • Olana State Historic Site, Hudson • Over 30 local artisans, music and eateries on the picturesque Ridge Road at the home of 19th century artist Frederic Church • $5 suggested donation • 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
Saturday, 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. Special guest trumpeter Keyon Harrold has worked with Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Erykah Badu • $25 • More info: LINK

“Thelma and Louise” Under the Stars at Greig Farm
Saturday, August 24 • 7:30pm • Greig Farm, 227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook • $10, $8 Upstate Film members • Tickets: LINK


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


Upcycle Fair
On view through August 30th • 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


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

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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TRAFFIC ALERT: The northbound exit 43A ramp (Route 82) on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill is expected to be closed for maintenance for periods of time from 10 am to 2:30 pm Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23. Detours and delays are to be expected.