Calendar for October 21-27, 2019


“Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II”
Monday, October 21, 2019 • 11am • Wallace Center, FDR Library, Hyde Park • Author talk and book signing with chief political anchor for Fox News, Bret Baier • Free with registration required: LINK

Pumpkins in the Park – Pumpkin Carving
October 21-24, 2019 • 3-6pm • Scenic Hudson’s River Center, Beacon • Carve pumpkins in anticipation of the Pumpkin Lighting on Friday, October 25 from 6-8pm at Long Dock Park in Beacon • More info: LINK

Informational Meeting on Proposed Peckham Quarry Expansion in Pleasant Valley
Monday, October 21, 2019 • 6pm • Town Hall, Pleasant Valley • Overview of zoning changes: LINK

Troop K’s Donation Drive for Grace Smith House
Between October 21 and October 31, 2019, New York State Police in Troop K will be accepting new and unopened items to benefit the Grace Smith House which provides shelter for victims of domestic violence, advocacy, counseling, and education. Non-perishable, personal hygiene items and kids items can be dropped off at Troop K Headquarters, 2541 Route 44, Salt Point, NY, 12578.


A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • Nearly 5,000 students and educators from more than 100 schools will participate in the DEC’s 17th annual data-collecting day in the Hudson using seine nets, minnow pots, and water testing gear • More info: LINK

Medicare 101 Sessions
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 • 6-7:30pm • Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk Street, Red Hook • Also: October 23, 2019 at 9:30am at the Adriance Library, Market Street Poughkeepsie • Also: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30-8pm at the North East Community Center in Millerton, 51 South Center Street • information about hospital, medical and preventative services covered by Medicare, changes to Medigap plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, EPIC, Medicare Advantage Plans, as well as help navigating the Medicare website • More info: LINK

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YMCA Public Information Session
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 6:30-8pm • Changepoint Church, 260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie • The public will have a chance to hear from the respondents who have ideas for new uses for the former YMCA site on Montgomery Street: one proposing a multi-use facility that would include community and recreational services, the other envisioning a Poughkeepsie Museum of Contemporary Art • More info: LINK

Best of The Eagles
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 7pm • Ike Hall, 655 Pitcher Road, West Point • Enjoy a night of classic rock hits as Best of the Eagles - The Eagles Tribute Band re-create the songs and the magical aura of one of America's greatest rock bands • $45 • LINK

Lecture: The Golden Age of Hudson River Steamboats
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • 7-8:30pm • Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston • Join HRMM Curator Emerita Allynne Lange for an illustrated journey through the golden age of passenger steamboats on the Hudson River. Covering from the late 19th to early 20th century, Lange will discuss the various excursions these often famous steamboats took up and down the Hudson • $5, free for HRMM members • LINK


Apple Picking Volunteer Night
Thursdays, through October 31, 2019 • 3-7pm • Greig Farm, Red Hook • Come by the apple orchard to help pick "ugly" apples to donate to a local food bank. After you've picked a bushel of apples, visit the market to use the antique cider press to make a free, fresh batch of apple cider. Cider pressing starts at 5pm • More info: LINK

“Hollow Kingdom” Author Talk
Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6pm • Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck • In Kira Jane Buxton's Hollow Kingdom, one pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in a uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. Kira will talk about the book with Literary Agent and author Bill Clegg (Did You Ever Have a Family, Ninety Days, Portrait of An Addict as a Young Man). P.S. A little birdie told us that there will be an ACTUAL talking crow there! • Free: RSVP


Boo at the Zoo 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 • 5:30-7pm • Forsyth Nature Center, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston • A children's Halloween event with a costume parade, a campfire with s'mores, and storytelling • Free • LINK

Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities & Curiosities Night Market
Friday, October 25, 2019 • 6pm to midnight • HYATT House, 100 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill, • Featuring unique crafters, makers, artists, taxidermists, magick makers, psychics, and the unusual selling their wares and talents • $3 admission, no children under the ages of 18 years recommended. Some items may not be suitable for a younger audience + No pets • LINK

Sloopflix and Chill: “Beetlejuice”
Friday, October 25, 2019 • Doors at 6:45pm, Screening at 7:15pm • Sloop Brewing Co. Factory, 755 East Drive, Suite 106, Hopewell Junction • Popcorn and three course meal inspired by the movie paired with three 6oz Sloop beers • $35 • More info: LINK

"Haunted Rondout Boat Rides"
Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2019 • 4-8 p.m • Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 4-6 pm • Thursday, October 31, 5-7 pm and Friday, November 1 from 4-8 p.m. • The Hudson River Maritime Museum will host special Halloween tours on the river every hour, giving visitors a chance to hear grisly tales and experience life on the water after dark aboard the tour boat Solaris • $25-$29 • More info: LINK

History of “Ellerslie”
Friday, October 25, 2019 • 7pm • Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • The Rhinebeck Historical Society presents a talk by Michael Frazier on the property south of Rhinecliff, one of Rhinebeck earliest land transactions in 1686. The 1,000-acre site with some of the best views of the Hudson River, has served to the home of a state senator, a vice president, prep school cadets at a Catholic military academy, and delinquent teenagers. In addition to sharing share recently recovered original plans of the Morton mansion prepared in 1887 by architect Richard Morris Hunt, Frazier will also share personal recollections from the time he served as a teacher/administrator at the campus. Refreshments will be served • 845-876-2903.


National DEA TakeBack Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 10am-2pm • Locations include the Village of Rhinebeck Police Department, Kingston City Police Department, New Paltz Police Department, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office • Part of National DEA TakeBack Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications • More locations: LINK

10th Annual UlsterCorps Zombie Escape
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • Registration begins at 10am • Williams Lake, Williams Lake Road, Rosendale • 5K race and zombie escape, 1K kids fun run and more • Register and more info: LINK

Craft Workshop: Make a Balsam Pillow
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 10:30am • Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion Drive, Rd #1, Staatsburg • Get a jump on holiday gifts and make some balsam pillows. This fragrant reminder of the outdoors lasts all year and evokes memories of summer days. Materials and refreshments provided. (Bonus: Tours of the mansion are also available on the hour; site admission applies. You can also stroll the grounds along the Hudson River or hike the woodland trails between Staatsburgh, Mills and Norrie State Parks) • $8 • Reservations required: 845-889-8851.

Weaving the Waterfront
Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11am to 4pm • Walking, bicycling, boat, and trolley tours start at the Clearwater Barn, Kingston • Tour, learn about, and contribute your ideas for the future design of the Kingston Waterfront on the Rondout Creek and at Kingston Point Park • Free, but space is limited on the free boat rides at 11:30am and 1:00pm: Reserve your spot via LINK

ArtEast Open Studio Tours
October 26-27, 2019 • 11am - 5pm • Over 40 artists from Dover, Holmes, Hopewell Junction, Millbrook, Patterson, Pawling, Poughquag, Wingdale • More info: LINK

Early Voting Opens
Saturday, October 26, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019 • Various times and locations throughout the Hudson Valley + New York State • More info: LINK

Red Hook Halloween
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • noon - 3pm • Red Hook Village Municipal Lot • Trick or treat at village merchants, pop-up library with free books, kids costume parade (2:45pm), pumpkin painting and more • LINK

Trick or Treat in the Park
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 1-4pm • Art Omi, Ghent • Come in costume and enjoy cider, hayrides, crafting, and—of course—candy! Drop by the Education Pavilions to craft your own treat bag, and enjoy cider, popcorn and fresh apples in the park • Free • LINK

Halloween Weekend Celebration at Opus 40
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 1-6pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties • A Kid-Friendly (Weekend Before) Halloween Celebration on the Hallowed Grounds of Opus 40 with scary stories, pumpkin carving, spooky puppet shows, a Tiny Carnival from Lucky Chocolates, apples and cider, and more • Free with regular admission • More info: FB LINK

COLLECTIONS : A collaborative infrastructure design and writing workshop
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 2-5pm • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook • And Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 10am-1pm, Ashokan Stream Management Program 3130 Route 28, Shokan • Community workshops to develop a public art project about the watersheds that feed the NYC water supply; explore the network of care that exists in the watershed, touching on concerns about water quality, water access, privatized water, water infrastructure, local water issues, and more. Workshop capacity is limited, please RVSP: LINK • For more information: visit

Boo at the Trevor Zoo
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 3pm • Trevor Zoo, Millbrook • Free admission all day for all children who wear their Halloween costumes to the zoo! Free Treat Stations throughout the zoo with Orangutan friendly halloween candy + Activities for kids as part of Lemur Festival Weekend too • More info: LINK

Haunted Mill and Monster’s Ball*
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 3-11pm • 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic • 13 artists transform the seven flights of Maxon Mills into a PG-13 haunted house • Hayrides, family friendly Haunted Mill from 3-9pm + Monster’s Ball* at the Lantern from 9-11pm • *Costumes mandatory! • More info: LINK

Clarion Concerts Presents: Hai-Ting Chinn Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 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

Mayfield Brooks
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 8pm • Mount Tremper Arts, 647 South Plank Road, Mount Tremper • Based on dance and written love notes to the gay rights activist Marsha P. Johnson • $15 • or 845-688-9893

“Take A Selfie of Me”
On view through October 26, 2019 • Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic • Opening of a six-person contemporary art exhibition installed in public spaces across the hamlets of Wassaic and Amenia • More info: LINK


Hit the Pumpkin Patch
Through October 27, 2019 • 10am - 4pm • 270 Church Avenue, Germantown • A fun fall festival with a corn maze, fall market, UPick pumpkins, apple dunk, pumpkin painting and much more. Fun for the whole family • More info: LINK

Halloween at the Woods
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 11am - 2pm • The Museum at Bethel Woods • Free admission + games; creating themed arts & crafts; and dancing during the Monster Mash Dance Party! Family costume contest for the chance to win wicked prizes! Plus, ghoulish treats and eats • Free • More info: LINK

“Love It or Swap It” Sinterklaas Fundraiser
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • noon - 4pm • Fellowship Hall of the Rhinebeck Methodist Church, 83 East Market Street, Rhinebeck • Bring clothes in good condition to swap with others! Plus tarot card readings, free mini-makeovers and more. Drop off clothes on Saturday, October 26 between 11am and 2pm • $25 entry donation benefits Sinterklaas • More info, email:

Halloween Costume Parade
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 2pm • Main Street, Village of Fishkill • LINK

Museum of Rhinebeck History Open House
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 2-5pm • Quitman House, 7015 Route 9, Rhinebeck • Final showing of a WWI exhibit in conjunction with a Women of Rhinebeck exhibition • 845-554-6331.

“How To Cook Everything” 20th Anniversary Book Signing
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 2pm • Oblong Books, Rhinebeck • By increasing the focus on usability, modernizing the recipes to become new favorites, and adding gorgeous photography, Mark Bittman has updated this classic cookbook • LINK

Hudson Halloween
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 4pm • Warren Street, Hudson • Trick or treating, Halloween parade and costume contest at Hudson Hall • Free • More info: LINK

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Arlington Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, 3-7pm • Vassar College, Alumnae Flats Lawn, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie • Through October 31, 2019 • More info: FB Link

Wilderstein’s 5th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial Exhibition
On view through October 31 , 2019 • Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck • 25 works by Hudson Valley and regional artists installed throughout Wilderstein’s landscape • 845-876-4818.

Food Truck Picnic Days at Olana
Weekends through October • 11am - 4pm • Visitor Center at Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson • Just bring chairs or a blanket to enjoy eating al fresco • More info: LINK

Haunted Huguenot Street Tours
Fridays, 5pm • Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz • Based on real people and historical events, this interactive theater experience will last approximately one hour. Tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center every hour on the hour beginning at 5 PM, with the last tour departing at 9 PM. Content may not be suitable for younger audiences. (Subject matter includes disease, murder, filicide, and suicide.) • $25 • TICKETS

Legends by Candlelight
Fridays and Saturdays in October • 6-9pm • Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown • Guests will find themselves traveling back in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns • $5-$12 • LINK

Fall Turkey Hunting Season
October 19 through November 1, 2019 • More info: LINK

In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature
On view through November 3, 2019 • Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson • As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. These architects were asked to examine assumptions about the relationship of architecture and landscape at Olana, as well as to explore the Main House’s transition to the surrounding natural environment, particularly in our time of climactic and environmental change. The resulting exhibition combines hand-drawn sketches, painted renderings, three-dimensional models, and video and computer animations • More info: LINK

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Through November 10 • Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson • Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans15-17; 22-23; 29-30 • $23 and up • More info: LINK

Beacon Flea Market
Every Sunday through November 10, 2019 • 6 Henry and South Chestnut Street, Beacon. More info: LINK

Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019
On view through November 10, 2019 • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz • More info: LINK

‘Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art’
On view through December 8, 2019 • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz • More info: LINK


Halloween Ghost Train Night
Monday, October 28, 2019 • 6-8pm • Hyde Park Train Station Museum, 34 River Road, Hyde Park • Family oriented event with history, urban legends, storytelling, crafts, refreshments and Paranormal activities. Free but donations appreciated • LINK

“On the Exhale”
Monday, October 28, 2019 • 7pm • Cocoon Theatre, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie • Also: November 2 at Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff and November 10 at the Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon • When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds her self drawn to the very weapon used in the crime; Presented by the Rhinebeck Theatre Society • $15 suggested donation, or pay what you will • LINK

“Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power”
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 4pm • Wallace Center, FDR Library, Hyde Park • Conversation and book signing with author Anna Merlan with host Alexander Heffner, PBS host of “The Open Mind” • Free but registration required: LINK

The Essence and Art of Nutrition
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 6:30pm • Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • Help learn how to choose foods that work for your optimal health (especially helpful during flu season!) • Free • 845-876-2903.

Dutchess Handmade Opening Reception
Friday, November 1, 2019 • 5-7pm • Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie • Local gifts from over 75 area artists and artisans • On view through December 21 • More info: LINK

Self-Guided Tours of the Old Catskill Game Farm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 10am • 400 Game Farm Road, Catskill • Walk around the former Catskill Game Farm, which closed in 2006 – it was the first privately owned zoo in the United Stated, operational from 1933-2006 and housed over 2,000 animals • Registration required: LINK

Brooklyn Raga Massive & Go: Organic Orchestra
Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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:

Will Shortz’s Wonderful World of Words
November 8-10, 2019 • Mohonk Mountain House, 100 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz • Hosted by Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and NPR Puzzlemaster, and also features composer and NPR quizzicist Greg Pliska and his Mohonk Puzzle Treasure Hunt • Limited availability • For reservations, call: 844-330-3834 • More info: LINK

Catskill Jazz Factory: The Steven Feifke Big Band - Standards Old, New & Blue
Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 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

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo Holiday Market
November 23-24, 2019 • 10am - 5pm • 467 Broadway, Kingston • Makers, artists, designers, artisanal food, live music, holiday photo booth and more • $2 admission, free for kids under 12 • LINK

The Orchestra Now
Sunday, November 24, 2019 •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

Hot Tuna
Thursday, December 5, 2019 • 7:30pm • Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane celebrate their 50th anniversary • $49-$64 • TICKETS

“The Sandlot (1993)”
Friday, December 6, 2019 • 7:30pm • Bardavon, Poughkeepsie • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS

Catskill Jazz Factory: Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines
December 14, 2019 • 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

“Groundhog Day (1993)”
Friday, January 31, 2020 • 7:30pm • UPAC, Kingston • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS

“King Kong (1933)”
Friday, March 20, 2020 • 7:30pm • UPAC, Kingston • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS

“Clue (1985)”
Friday, April 3, 2020 • 7:30pm • Bardavon, Poughkeepsie • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS

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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