Calendar for September 30 - October 6, 2019


Harvest Festival Celebration – Last day of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
Mondays, 3-6:30pm • Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. Rain or shine, through September 30, 2019 • More info: LINK


Psychological First Aid Training
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 • 6pm • Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie • Free training by the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County • Registration required: LINK

“The Apollo” An HBO Documentary
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 • 7pm • Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • Free pre-Woodstock Film Festival community event • RSVP

NOTICE: No parking on Merritt Ave. in Millbrook
Due to paving, there will be no parking allowed on Merritt Avenue in Millbrook from 10pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through 7am on Friday, October 4, 2019. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense. More info: 845-677-3022.


20th Anniversary of the Woodstock Film Festival
October 2-6, 2019 • Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Saugerties and Rosendale • More than 50 features from around the world, short films, panels, live performances, special events and special guests including actors Matt Dillon and Rosie Perez • Full schedule and tickets: LINK

Indian Point Closure Meeting
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • 6-9pm • Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Dr, Cortlandt • Opportunity for the community to voice their concerns and bring questions directly to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission • More info: LINK

Talk with Congressman Antonio Delgado
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • 6:30pm • Morton Library and Community House, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • Learn about Delgado’s work and views as they impact local and regional agriculture. There will be an opportunity to give your input or ask questions. Please submit all questions in advance to with the subject heading: “Delgado Questions.” • Free with RSVP required: 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

33rd Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5:30pm • Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls • Awarding 11 influencers in the arts + cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction • $125 • TICKETS

Sunset Soiree on the Solar-powered Solaris to Benefit Sinterklaas
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5:30-7:30pm • Departs from the Hudson River Maritime Museum dock, Kingston • Light fare, beer and wine will be served, and includes a delightful guide/storyteller to talk about the local lore and legends about the river and area • $50 • More info: LINK

Curator Talk on “Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019”
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 6pm • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz • Talk with curator Candice Madey on the regional exhibition on view through November 10, 2019 • More info: LINK

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
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


‘Path to Promise’ Meetings for Teens
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm 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 • RSVP by emailing:

HVSF Costume Sale
Friday, October 4, 2019 • 5-8pm • 143 Main Street, Cold Spring • Stop by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's offices on Main Street in Cold Spring to peruse costume pieces once used under our tent • $30 for a bag (limit three bags per person) • More info: LINK

St. James’ Historic Graveyard Tours
October 4-19, 2019 • Various times (they sell out quick!) • St. James’ Episcopal Church located at 4526 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park • A tour guide will lead guests by lantern-light through the historic 200-yr. old graveyard, where you will meet some of the more interesting “residents” who from time to time make an appearance • Suitable for ages 5 and up • $10-$20 • More info: LINK

Starry Starry Night
Friday, October 4, 2019 • 6-10pm • Walkway Over the Hudson, Ulster Welcome Center, Highland • Celebrating the ten year anniversary of the Walkway with cocktails, food, silent auction and fireworks • $175 • More info: LINK

Moby Dick
Friday, 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

“The Silence of the Lambs (1991)”
Friday, October 4, 2019 • 7:30pm • Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS


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

Dutchess County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 8am - 12:30pm • Dutchess County Department of Public Works, 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie • $10 registration fee • More info: LINK or call 845-463-6020.

Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck: A Family Harvest Celebration
Saturday, 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

13th Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 11am -4:30pm • Self-guided tour of historic barns and farms followed by an after-party at Rhine Valley Farm with music, food and drinks • $60, $50 Winnakee Land Trust members • TICKETS

Stockade Faire
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 11am - 9pm • North Front Street, Kingston • Street fair between Crown and Wall Street featuring local makers, music and more • More info: LINK 

Catskill Fall Foliage Adventure Train Ride
Saturday, October 5, 2019 and Sunday, October 6, 2019 • 11am, 1pm, 3pm • Catskill Mountain Railroad Co., 55 Plaza Road, Kingston • All trains depart from Westbrook Station at Kingston Plaza and travel through the Hurley Flats and return. Fall rides are about an hour and fifteen minutes long and are approximately 8 miles round trip • $14 • LINK

Saturday, October 5, 2019 and Sunday, October 6, 2019 • noon - 5pm • Walkway Over the Hudson, Ulster Welcome Center, 87 Haviland Road, Highland • Curated selection of Hudson Valley distilleries, breweries, artisans and more as part of the celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the Walkway • Tasting tickets: $20, $15 for members, veterans and seniors • More info: LINK

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

8th Annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 1-5pm • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Hurd Road, Bethel • Savor the finest wines from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lake regions, participate in lawn games, food court, live music by Kat Wright and The Big Takeover, Paint & Sip overlooking the Pavilion stage, and a half marathon and 5K • VIP Admission $70, General Admission $30, Designated Driver $15 • More info: LINK

“Woman on a Wheel”
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 2pm • Mills Mansion, Staatsburg • Historian Kjirsten Gustafson will discuss the affect of the bicycle on American culture, especially women, followed by a short ride through the estate and the Village of Staatsburg • $5 adults, $1 children • LINK

The Grace Project Reception
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 4-7pm • The Idea Garden, 346 Broadway, Kingston • The Grace Project (Broken is Still Beautiful) is an empowering photographic project by fine art photographer Charise Isis that captures the courage beauty and grace of those who have had mastectomy surgery as a result of breast cancer • More info: LINK

Free Film on the Walkway
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 6:30-8:30pm • Walkway Over the Hudson, Ulster Welcome Center, 87 Haviland Road, Highland • Screening of Oceans 8 Films’ “Growing with the Grain” and “A Living River” followed by a panel discussion • FREE • More info: LINK

‘Poppins’ in the Park
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 7pm • Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls • Food trucks and a free outdoor screening of the 1964 movie, “Mary Poppins” • FREE • RSVP


Self-Guided Tours of the Old Catskill Game Farm
Sunday, October 6, 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 • Reoccurs on November 2 • Registration required: LINK

Unplanned Views: Geology and the Hudson River School Walk • Sunday, October 6, 2019 • 3pm • Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson • Take a tour of Olana’s geological landscape with Hartwick College Geology Professor, Robert Titus. Participants will learn about the geological history of Olana and the forces that shaped the 19th-century Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape • $15, $10 members • 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

“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

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


Scam Prevention
Monday, October 7, 2019 • 11am • Millerton Senior Friendship Center, 28 Century Blvd. • Led by Office for the Aging outreach coordinator Brian Jones • 845-486-2555 • LINK

“Married with Child”
Monday, October 7, 2019 • 8pm • Dutchess Community College, Black Box Theatre, Dutchess Hall • Cabaret concert featuring songs about the ups and downs of marriage by Broadway vocalists Erin Stewart and David DeWitt • $10 suggested donation to the MusicLink Scholarship Fund, which provides free or low-cost music lessons to local students who otherwise could not afford them • 845-431-8916.

“American Archives: Treasures in Your Backyard”
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 • 4pm • Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Hyde Park • Moderated by Roosevelt Library education director Jeffrey Urbin, the conversation will include Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall, Dutchess County Historian William P. Tatum III, New York State Archivist Thomas J. Ruller, and Roosevelt Library Supervisory Archivist Kirsten Carter discussing a selection of documents from their respective county, state, and federal collections • Free with registration required: LINK

First-Time Homebuyers Workshop
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 • 5:30 - 7pm • Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, 8 North Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie • Learn more about available community housing grants with this program presented by Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region • Free • Register: LINK

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) - Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, October 10, 2019 • 6pm • Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie • Free training provided by the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County • Registration required: 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:

“The Lost Boys (1987)”
Friday, October 11, 2019 • 7:30pm • UPAC, Kingston • Part of the UPAC/Bardavon classic film series • $6 all seats, free for members • TICKETS

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show
Saturday and Sunday, October  12 and 13, 2019 • 10am to 5pm • Dutchess Community College, Falcon Hall, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie. More info:

EastxNortheast Film Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 1pm • St. George’s Episcopal Church, Newburgh • Inaugural film festival featuring a documentary and Q+A with comedian Kathy Griffin • More info: LINK

Craft: Beer, Spirits and Food Festival at Bethel Woods
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 1-5pm • Bethel Woods Center for the Arts • Quench your thirst with a variety of beer, spirits, and mead brought to you from craft beverage makers across the region, plus artisan vendors and live music by Andy Frasco & The U.N. with Big Something • VIP Admission $85, General Admission $45, Designated Driver $20 • More info: LINK

Peak Foliage Soiree
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 4pm • Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties • Benefit cocktail party with fiddle music, silent auction and more • $25-$175 • More info: LINK

Fall Season Opening at Art Omi
Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 4-6pm • 1405 Route 22, Ghent • opening receptions of Statues, a solo exhibition by Francesca DiMattio, InConstruction: Pedro y Juana, and the debut of RRROLLING Stones in the Sculpture & Architecture Park • More info: LINK

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

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum Benefit Art Auction
Sunday, October 13, 2019* • 1pm • 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock • *Public preview: Thurs, Oct. 10, 12-5pm, Friday, Oct. 11, 12-6pm, Saturday, October 12, 12-6pm and Sunday, Oct. 13, before the auction, 10am - 1pm • Bid online now: LINK

Note: the Office for the Aging and OFA Senior Friendship Centers will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 14, 2019. Clients of the Home Delivered Meals program will receive shelf-stable meals in advance of the holiday weekend.

Native Plant Alternatives to Turf
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • 6:30pm • Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff • Explore how to turn a lawn into a thriving ecological system filled with native plant alternatives led by Kim Eierman an Environmental Horticulturist at the New York Botanical Garden • Free • 845-876-2903.

Mental Health Public Forum + Narcan Training
Thursday, October 17. 2019 • 5pm • Wassaic Fire House, 23 Firehouse Road, Wassaic • Discussion on the various programs and services available for those who have mental health and/or substance use issues, as well as allow residents to share feedback about what other resources are needed for themselves and their loved ones • Individuals can also submit comments online at LINK; fax comments to 845-486-2759, or mail to: DBCH Forum Comments, 230 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

The History of Hudson’s Merchants and Whalers
Thursday, October 17, 2019 • 6pm • Hudson Hall • Talk by Carl Whitbeck, Jr. covering the history of commerce in Hudson from from its inception in 1785 to the present day • Free but reservations encouraged • More info: LINK

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

Hudson Valley Votes: An Evening of Music, Performance and Activism
Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 7pm • Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock • Natalie Merchant; Representative Antonio Delgado (D-NY19); newly elected County Executive Patrick Ryan; Sheriff Juan Figueroa; candidates from across the Hudson Valley; Simi Stone; Jay Ungar and Molly Mason; Rebecca Martin; Andy Stack; Carmel Holt; Woodstock's Town Councilman (and former Deputy Supervisor) Reggie Earls; The Restless Age; The Rock Academy and more • $15-$46 • More info: 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 • 1-6pm • 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

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
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:

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

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

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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