Calendar for September 16-22, 2019


HBO filming to close Route 209
Route 209 between Sawkill Road and Route 28 will be closed from 5am until approximately 8pm on Monday, September 16, 2019 for filming of the HBO mini-series “I Know This Much is True” starring Mark Ruffalo. Follow the posted detour and give yourself extra travel time.

Road work this week on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to make way for pedestrian path
Road work is expected Monday, September 16, 2019 through Friday, September 20, 2019 on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays. Over width vehicles will be restricted during roadwork hours, seek alternate route. Read more about the Kingston-Rhinecliff Pedestrian Path on our website: LINK

Ren Faire Party
Monday, September 16, 2019 • Stockade Tavern, 313 Fair Street, Kingston • Come dressed as your favorite Renaissance character with free pizza and drink specials • LINK


"FDR, Presidential Power and the Constitution"
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 4pm • Wallace Center, FDR Library and Home, Hyde Park • Constitution Day conversation with Professor John Q. Barrett • Free with registration required: LINK

Free Plein Air Painting Workshop
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 6-8pm • Art Nest at Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic • Free workshop with Wassaic Project artist in residence Rachel Deane • For more info, email:

Veterans Liaison Conference
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • 6:30-8pm • Legislative Chambers on the sixth floor of the Dutchess County Office Building, 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie • Assemblyman Kieran Lalor and a representative from Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s office will join representatives from various organizations, county employees, and other advocates who will be in attendance to present a brief overview of what opportunities and resources are available for veterans in Dutchess County • More info: LINK


PUBLIC HEARING: Expansion of mine operations to over 200 acres in eastern Dutchess
Wednesday September 18, 2019 • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. • Dover Town Hall, 126 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover • Public hearing on the proposed Wingdale Materials LLC Proposed Surface Mine Expansion to expand the surface mine operations at an existing 84.5 acre quarry by 120.4 acres, increasing the total surface life of mine area to 204.9 acres, on 650 acres controlled by the permittee. Written comments will be accepted until October 4, 2019. More info: LINK

‘Path to Promise’ Meetings for Teens
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Community Center; 110 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie and Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Church; 3328 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook • Regional meetings for students, giving teens the opportunity to provide critical feedback on the innovative “Path to Promise” initiative to ensure every child in Dutchess County has access to the assets they need to become successful young adults • Continues Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the The Bee Hive, 291 Main Street, Beacon; RSVP by emailing:


Filming of “A Quiet Place” Sequel to close roads in Dover and Pawling
A section of West Dover Road (County Route 20), located in the towns of Dover and Pawling, will be closed Thursday, September 19 through September 24, 2019 for the production of the Paramount Pictures feature film sequel to “A Quiet Place,” which filmed in the region in 2017. The film production is a closed set and the road will be re-opened to all traffic on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. A quarter-mile section of West Dover Road near Blackberry Road will be closed and a detour posted, redirecting traffic over Route 22 via Pleasant Ridge Road and River Road. Residents will have full access to their properties throughout the production. Emergency services, local school districts and the post office have been notified of the closure to ensure emergency services and school bus transportation is accessible • For more info, contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works: 845- 486-2925.

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 the food bank. After you've picked a bushel of apples, visit the market to use the antique cider press to make a fresh batch of apple cider. Cider pressing starts at 5pm • More info: LINK

Ukulele Open Mic
Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 7pm • Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon • Sign-up starting at 5pm • No cover • More info: LINK

2nd Quadriannual Ulster County Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Thursday, September 19, 2019 • 7-9pm • Rough Draft Bar and Books, 82 John Street, Kingston • test your wits against other similarly unfulfilled adults in a real-life spelling competition. There will be drinks and cash prizes, free books, and plenty of opportunities for humiliation • More info: FB LINK


Opening Night of The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
September 20-22; 26-29; October 3-31; November 1-3; 8-10 • 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

Free Outdoor Performances at Montgomery Place
September 20, 2019 • 7:30pm • Montgomery Place, Annandale-on-Hudson • Screening of “Taking Woodstock” • Free • More info: LINK


Hardscrabble Day 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 10am - 9pm • Village of Red Hook • Annual festival with music, vendors, food and live music from John Waite and other bands • Free • More info: LINK

ArtWalk Kingston
September 21-22, 2019 • noon - 5pm • Art and events at over 40 studios and 20 galleries throughout the three areas of the City of Kingston • Free • More info: LINK

Arlington Street Fair
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • noon-6pm • Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie • Inflatable rides, live entertainment, musical guests, and over 100 vendors • More info: LINK

Rock the Nest
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 12:30pm - 6pm • Live music, local beer and food with 100% of proceeds going to Sparrow's Nest, a non-profit that provides two meals, once a week, to local families of caregivers and/or children diagnosed with any type of cancer • $20-$35 • More info: LINK

Riverkeeper’s 1st Annual Rally on the River
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 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

Gravestone Cleaning Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019 (Rain date is Sunday, September 22) • 1-4 pm • Rhinebeck Cemetery, southwest corner of Route 9 and Mill Road • RSVP to Beverly at

An Afternoon with Edwina Sandys, Artist and Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 2pm • Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Home and Library, Hyde Park • Programs highlighting the library’s Berlin Wall sculpture with documentary screening and presentation with Sandys • Free with registration required: LINK

“Take A Selfie of Me” Opening Reception
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 3-6pm • 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 • On view through October 26, 2019 • More info: LINK

Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2019 • 3:30-7pm • East Chester Street Trailhead off Broadway in the City of Kingston • Activities, food trucks, DJs, guided walks and more • Rain date: Sunday, September 22 • More info: LINK


Catch a Rae 5K
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 9am • Red Hook High School • 5K, 1-mile student run and kids’ races • Register: LINK

Taste of the Market
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • noon - 2pm • Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market • Talented local chefs have been paired with market vendors to create seasonal dishes for a tasting event. All proceeds with benefit the market’s John Honey Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to local students who are interested in studying agriculture, food science, environmental studies, or a related field • More info: LINK

Wild Food Walk with Mallory O'Donnell
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 11am - 2pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties • Walk and discuss the seldom-explored edible uses of the deep-woods trees, and search for edible plants and mushrooms along the way • $15 • More info: LINK

Hudson River Skywalk
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 9am • Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site • Celebration of Hudson Valley art including a performance of light across the Hudson River (1pm) by internationally acclaimed artist Shi Guorui, an art opening from 2-4pm, yoga at Olana and more • FREE • More info: LINK

Graham Nash
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 7pm • Bardavon, Poughkeepsie • $50-$75 • More info: 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, 2019 • More info: LINK

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

New York Renaissance Faire
Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day through October 6, 2019 • 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo • More info: 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.

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


“FDR As A Stamp Collector: The 1932 Election, the H. R. Harmer Auctions and a Wide Selection of Items from his Personal Collection”
Thursday, September 26, 2019 • 7pm • Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Hyde Park • Special program with with Paul M. Holland -- a specialist stamp collector of the FDR era • FREE with registration required: LINK

Porchfest in Rhinebeck
Saturday, September 28, 2019 • 11:30am - 6pm • Porches on Chestnut Street, Livingston Street and Platt Avenue in the Village of Rhinebeck • Over 100 musicians will perform, followed by a New Orleans-style parade to the grand finale at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds • Free! • More info: LINK

Woodsist Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 8pm • Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • $47-$57 • Tickets: LINK

Rockland Arts Festival
Sunday, September 22, 2019 • 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:

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 11am - 7pm • Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • 845-876-2903.

Tivoli Street Painting Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019 • 9am - 5pm • Free to register, spaces will be assigned in the order in which the registration was received with remaining spaces available on the day of the festival • To register, visit: LINK

Moby Dick
October 4, 2019 • 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

Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck: A Family Harvest Celebration
October 5, 2019 • 10am - 6pm • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck • A creative spin on the traditional celebration, highlighting all things handcrafted — from beer and wine to homewares and seasonal grub. Also featuring carriage rides, master pumpkin carving demos, live music, a petting zoo and an extensive children’s center • $10 • More info: LINK

O+ Festival
October 11-13, 2019 • 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:

Paula Cole Benefit Concert
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 7pm • Utopia Soundstage, Woodstock • A Pink October Benefit Concert, !00% of event proceeds benefit the Radio of Woodstock Cares Foundation supporting breast cancer research and patient services in the Hudson Valley • $40, $65 VIP includes meet-and-greet with Paula Cole • Tickets: LINK

Jay Leno
Friday, October 18, 2019 • 8pm • UPAC, Kingston • $75-$125 • Tickets: 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

Halloween Weekend Celebration at Opus 40
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 1-7:30pm • 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

Clarion Concerts Presents: Hai-Ting Chinn Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments
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

“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:

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:

Catskill Jazz Factory: The Steven Feifke Big Band - Standards Old, New & Blue
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

The Orchestra Now
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

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

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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