Calendar for August 5-11


Sturgeon, eel, herring, catfish…what else lives in the Hudson River? 

There are over 200 species of fish in the Hudson estuary and its watershed, and this Saturday, August 10, you can help ID some of them using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels during the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count. This free family-friendly event will explore the water’s creatures at over 19 locations from Staten Island to Peebles Island State Park in the Capital Region. [ Link to locations ]


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


National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6 • 5-8pm • 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie • Annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Come out for some family fun, free food, vendors, activities, K9 demonstrations, Touch a truck, petting zoo and more • More info: FB


Learn about Dutchess County’s Park Improvements
Wednesday, August 7 • 6-8pm • Bowdoin Park, Sheafe Road, Poughkeepsie • Learn about the parks master plan and enjoy live music from The Harvest Duo, and food trucks from Farmers & Chefs, Noshi’s Coney Island and Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream. Free and open to the public. More info:

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


Paranormal Investigation at the Hyde Park Train Station
Thursday, August 8 • 6:30pm • Hyde Park Train Station • Join Dutchess Paranormal for a hands-on Paranormal Investigation of The Historic Hyde Park Train Station Museum • $10 donation to The Hyde Park Train Station • More info: FB


Bard Music Festival: Korngold and his World
August 9-11 • Fisher Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson • Highlights include Maestro Leon Botstein, sorpano Stephanie Blythe and pianist Piers Lane, a chamber program with Korngold's Sextet in D, and a joyful evening of classic Viennese operetta • $25 and up • More info + tickets: LINK

Hudson Valley Music Summit
Friday, August 9 • 8:30am - 11pm • 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston • Mentoring sessions, panels, networking sessions, music showcase (at BSP) and more featuring Dennis Dunaway, founder of Alice Cooper Band, Tracy Bonham and more. $179 and up •

Sunset Sessions
Friday, August 9 • 5-8pm • Opus 40, Saugerties • Free summertime concerts featuring Scruffy Pearls, food, crafts, lawn games and more • FREE •

Free CPR Training at the Renegades Game
Friday, August 9 • 7:05pm • Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls • Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer free hands-only CPR training to fans attending the Hudson Valley Renegades game (inside the main gates of the stadium).

Healing America’s Streams
Friday, August 9 • 7pm • Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook • Dr. Margaret Palmer will discuss the social, political and ecological dynamics of our freshwater sources • Free with registration required • LINK


Great Hudson River Fish Count
August 10 • Taking place at 19 sites along the Hudson River from Staten Island to the Capital region. Family-friendly event using seines, minnow traps, rods and reels to explore the creatures found in the river • FREE! • LINK

Hudson Hemp Community Tour
Saturday, August 10 • 10:30am - noon • Mud Creek Farm, 67 Pine Wood Road, Hudson • Take a walk through the fields of Hudson Hemp with a discussion on the future of cannabis as medicine. Edible sampling to follow • $20 • Tickets: LINK

Sunflower Celebration
Saturday, August 10 • 11am - 4pm • Village of Red Hook • ood, special activities, special artwork, and most of all lots and lots of sunflowers • More info: FB

Huichica Festival
Saturday, August 10 • 2pm - midnight • BSP Kingston (Back room), 323 Wall Street, Kingston • Featuring music from Purple Mountains, Destroyer, Helado Negro, Howlin Rain, Mail the Horse and more • $45 •


Seafood Boil and Sidra Fest
Sunday, August 11 • noon-5pm • Twin Star Orchards, 155 N Ohioville Rd., New Paltz • seafood feast, traditional Basque cider ‘throwing’ of their signature Raw cider and live music • $27 advance, $32 at the door • More info + tickets: LINK

Hudson Jazz Works Concert
Sunday, August 11 • 4-6pm • 327 Warren Street, Hudson • Now in its 13th year, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas’ immersive Hudson Jazz Workshop culminates with a concert at Hudson Hall featuring renowned saxophonist Billy Drewes • $20 •

Uptown Swing with Cait & the Critters
Sunday, August 11 • 7-10:30pm • The Beverly, 224 Foxhall Ave., Kingston • an Evening of Hot Jazz and Swing Dance at The Beverly with this month’s house band: Cait and the Critters! 7pm Beginner’s swing dance lesson (included with cover, no partner needed) 8pm Open dance with house band (2 sets!) $15 • Ages: 18+ • RSVP on Facebook


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.

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

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 •


“Accidental Presidents: Eight Men who Changed America”
Tuesday, August 13 • 6:30pm • Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • Author talk with Jared Cohen • 845-876-2903.

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

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.

Photography Workshop with China Jorrin
Sunday, August 18 • 10am - 3pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Rd, Saugerties • $60 • 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 •

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 •

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

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 •

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 •

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 • 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! •

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 • 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! •

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 • 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 •

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 • 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 • 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 •

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 • 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 • 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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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.