Calendar for September 9-15, 2019


Touch eels, see birds of prey and fish for free at Norrie Point Environmental Center

Explore the wildlife of the Hudson River with fishing, hands-on exhibits and a birds of prey program with "Science on the River" at the Norrie Point Environmental Center at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park in Staatsburg this Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m.



Local Author Showcase
Monday, September 9, 2019 • 6pm • Rough Draft Bar and Books, Kingston • An evening highlighting three local authors – Carol Bergman, Evan Anderson, and Beth Cramer – and their recently published works. Each author will have a table for meet-and-greets, book signings, and conversation • More info: FB Link


Salman Rushdie in Conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 • 7pm • Fisher Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson • Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie will discuss “Quichotte,” a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age • $38 includes a copy of the book • Tickets: LINK


9/11 Memorial Observations
LaGrange: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 8:30am • Stringham Park Memorial Plaza, Stringham Road, LaGrange. Annual memorial event sponsored by Rotary Club of LaGrange Sunrise.

Town of Wappinger Falls: Remembrance ceremony Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 8:30am— Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer Memorial 9/11 Park, Old Hopewell Road and Route 9, Wappingers Falls. Town of Wappingers will conduct its annual remembrance ceremony.

Village of Fishkill: Memorial service Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 8:30am • Van Wyck Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill • 845-897-4430.

City of Poughkeepsie: Memorial ceremony Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 9am • City Hall 9/11 Memorial, Poughkeepsie City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie.

New Hackensack Fire Company Wappinger Falls: Memorial service Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 6pm • New Hackensack Fire Company, 217 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls. Ceremony to honor all the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, including first responders and those who continue to face health challenges from that day. Event held rain or shine. 845-297-3897 •

Hyde Park: Candlelight ceremony Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • 6:30pm • Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Site, Hackett Hill Park, 59 E. Market St., Hyde Park. Sept. 11. Candles will be distributed at 6:30 pm with ceremony at 7 pm Local firefighters will participate. Presented by the Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Committee to honor this hometown hero as well as all those who lost their lives on 9/11 • 914-475-1335; 845-702-8358


‘Path to Promise’ Meetings for Teens
Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 4 to 6 p.m. •Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk Street, Red Hook • 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; 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 • RSVP by emailing:

Kimya Dawson, Your Heart Breaks
Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 7pm • The Beverly, 224 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston • $15 all ages • Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 6 solo albums, including a children’s album “Alphabutt” • Tickets: LINK


Basilica SoundScape
September 13 - 15, 2019 • 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), closing set by Low, Waxahatchee and more • $45 and up with discounts to our Hudson neighbors in the 12534 zipcode, seniors and students•More info: LINK

Free Outdoor Performances at Montgomery Place
Friday, September 13, 2019 • 7:30pm (grounds open at 6pm) • Montgomery Place, Red Hook • A screening of “The Goonies,” September 14 with music of the Americas concert and September 20 with a screening of “Taking Woodstock,” • Free • More info: LINK


The 20th Annual Hudson River Ramble
September 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29, 2019 • Various times and locations including Hurds Family Farm Corn Maze, walking tour of public art in Poughkeepsie, fall flower walk at Art Omi, Hawk migration watch at Thatcher Park, make your own mushroom log at Minnewaska State Park, guided public canoe trips and more • Free with registration required for many events. More info: LINK

The Great Wallkill River Race
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 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:

Hudson Hemp Community Tour
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 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

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 12:30pm - 5:30pm • Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon • $50 and up • Sample over 180 releases from over 90 of America's best craft breweries while enjoying live music, local vendors and delicious food • More info: LINK

Science on the River
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 1-4pm • Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg • Fish in the Hudson River, touch eels, enjoy a live birds of prey program, a short film by Jon Bowermaster and more • Free • For more information, call 845-889-4745 x 107, or email

Family Farm Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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

Gallery Opening and Reception: Kahn & Selesnick
Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 5-7pm • The Gallery at Opus 40, 50 Fite Road, Saugerties • Exhibition on fictitious histories set in the past or future, working primarily in photography and installation art • More info: LINK


Walk Along the Wappinger Creek Trail
Sunday, September 15, 2019 • 10am • Meet at the Cary Institute East parking area, 2917 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook • Join forest ecologist Charles Canham for an interpretive two-mile walk exploring past farming practices, climate change, pests and more • Free with reservations required: LINK

Taste of New Paltz
Sunday, September 15, 2019 • 11am - 5pm • Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road, New Paltz • Attendees can purchase $3 to $5 tastes from the festival’s different food and drink vendors. This year features a “Best of the Taste” competition in three categories—Best Food Truck, Best Restaurant, and Best Winery/Distillery; Attendees can vote for their favorite “taste” in each category • More info: LINK

UFOs in the Hudson Valley
Sunday, September 15, 2019 • 4:30pm • Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck • Talk with author and scientist Lisa Zimmermann • Free • 845-876-4030.

Clarion Concerts Presents: Xavier Foley
Sunday, September 15, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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


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, 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

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

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

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

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

“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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