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County Events

Ulster County:


Handcrafted Summer Drinks EventPartnering with Seed Song Farm in KingstonSlow Food Hudson Valley will offer tastings of handcrafted shrubs and bitters and a demonstration on how to make your own bitters along with tastings of local cheese, charcuterie and bread. A variety of infusions of locally grown and wildcrafted ingredients, including black currant bark, sassafras, and barberry, will be provided and explained by author, artist, and local food activist Maria Reidelbach, who has written on the subject for her  Country Wisdom News  column “The Yardavore,” and on her Stick to Local Farms blog. In addition, there will be a tour of the Seed Song Farm with an opportunity to buy freshly harvested fruits, vegetables, and u-pick cherry tomatoes. Saturday, September 2, 3-5pm. $15. Seed Song Far, 160 Esopus Avenue, Kingston. slowfoodhv.org.

Annual Fall for Art Fundraiser. The 21st annual Fall for Art juried art show, sale, and fundraising cocktail reception hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and featuring 29 gifted Hudson Valley artists representing a wide variety of mediums including painting, pottery, photography, glass art, jewelry, fiber, wood and mixed media. September 7. 5-9pm. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston.

Holistic Self-Care Class. Through Jin Shin Jyutsu, mindfulness, compassion and awareness is awakened to the fact that we are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually. After a short presentation the class will practice simple but powerful exercises to harmonize mental, emotional and physical stress. Learn where to place your hands in the 26 safety energy locks and pathways. September 7. 7-8:30pm. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, (Route 209), Stone Ridge.

Drum Boogie Festival. A free multi-cultural music event celebrating the diverse styles of music/dance/voice from around the world including jazz, reggae, contemporary, East Indian, Caribbean and African. Renowned participating musicians include Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, The Big Takeover Reggae Band, The Beatbox House, NYU Steel and more and this free festival will have a variety of food trucks on site, plus many activities for family fun. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay for the day. Saturday, September 9. 11am-8pm. Andy Lee Field and Rock City Road. Woodstock.

Free Healthcare Clinic. Holistic practitioners volunteer their time to provide various services including massage, chiropractic, Reiki, plus other energy and body work, acupuncture, craniosacral massage, deep tissue body work, and hypnosis. A lactation and prenatal specialist offers a breastfeeding cafe. September 14. 4-7pm. The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston. www.healthcareisahumanright.com.

Water Quality and Onsite Wastewater Systems Talk. A look at things from the current regulatory and policy perspective, with a concurrent eye on where and how we live. Thursday, September 14,  12-4pm. Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill.

Snakeoil. Jazz at Atlas proudly presents the legendary saxophonist and composer Tim Berne leading his group Snakeoil touring in support of their new album on ECM Records, Incidentals, feauturing Berne on alto saxophone, Oscar Noriega on clarinet and bass clarinet, Matt Mitchell on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on drums and percussion. September 14. 8pm. General admission $20. Atlas Studios, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh.

Navigating Segregation: African American Tourists in Upstate New York. The Friends of Historic Rochester and the Town of Rochester Historic Preservation Commission present a lecture by Dr. Gretchen Sorin on African American travel throughout the region during the era of the 1930s to the 1960s, with special focus on the historic African American resorts in the area such as the Peg Leg Bates Country Club and the Wicky Wacky Club. Rene Bailey will sing. Free. Friday, September 15. 7pm. Dutch Reformed Church, 5142 Route 209, Accord.

Master Gardener Plant Sale. The Master Gardener Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) hosts their 6th Annual Plant Sale, offering an array of plants from the Xeriscape Garden plus perennials, shrubs, trees and even houseplants grown by the Master Gardeners!  Proceeds benefit the CCEUC Master Gardener program.  Cash, check or credit cards will be accepted at the sale, which will be held rain or shine. Saturday, September 16. 10am-12pm. Xeriscape Garden, SUNY Ulster Campus, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge.

Art Exhibition: Joe D’s Town & Country. The Olive Free Library presents an art exhibition featuring the work of Joe D. from Woodstock, who claims inspiration from both the landscapes of the Catskills and the hustle and bustle of New York City. The exhibition will run from September 16 through October 28. Opening September 16. 2pm. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

Shawangunk Garden Club’s 90th Birthday Bash. The Shawangunk Garden Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary of community beautification on at the Hunt Memorial Building on Liberty Square in Ellenville with a garden party with beautiful floral arrangements made by its members, plus tea and homemade pastries. Free. Saturday, September 16. 2 pm. Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville.

Care Show for a Cause. Help a fellow civilian who is suffering from kidney disease called IgA Nephropathy, also known as Berger’s disease, by coming to this car show and donating.  There will be food and entertainment. Car show registration is at 9am and the car show itself runs from 12-4pm. There will also be an auction held at 3pm, and awards presented at 4pm. September 17. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted House, 778 Broadway, Ulster Park.

Campaign Refinance, Redistricting and Election Law. A conversation on campaign refinance, redistricting and election law as it pertains to President Donald Trump’s proposed initiatives. Participants are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. Coffee and tea provided. Bring your laptop if you have one. Sunday, September 17. 1–4pm. Church Des Artistes, 79 Wurts St., Historic Rondout section of Kingston. www.kingstoncitizens.org

Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available including many new practitioners. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. September 19. 4-8pm. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street (Route 209), Stone Ridge. For more information please visit www.rvhhc.org.

PuppyUp! This event will have vendors, dog agility demonstrations, raffles and a great expanded K9 demonstration by the New York State Troopers, all part of a pet adoption opportunity where you can go home with your new best friend. Come as an individual or as a team. If you don’t have a dog, come walk for the cause, or in remembrance of a pet or someone who has or had cancer. The day will include a fun, non-strenuous two mile walk and aims to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research. September 24. 10am-3pm. Adair Vineyards, 52 Allhusen Road, New Paltz.

Historic Deli Dinner. The 2nd Annual Deli Dinner hosted by Kingston’s Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History will support the creation of the center’s bakery-based public programming. Enjoy traditional kosher delicatessen favorites catered by Lew and Amy Kirschner. Reservations and take-out orders available.  $25 in advance; $30 at the door. September 26. 5-8pm. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

RVGA Harvest Hoedown. A fundraiser complete with Local Food Barbecue. Zucchini 500 race, pumpkin decorating and music and square dancing to The Shoe String Band and caller/fiddler Liz Slade. There’s even going to be a tractor collection on hand. It’s the Rondout Valley Growers Association big annual fundraiser, and believe us when we tell you they do GREAT work. September 23. 4-9pm. $26 for adults & $6 for kids (at the door: $31 adults, $11 kids 12 and over). Marbeltown Town Park, Tongore Road, Marbletown. www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org.


10th Annual Art Studio ViewsOpen Studio Tour of the Rhinebeck/Red Hook area. Some studios will be open earlier or later,  and some will also have Monday hours. Maps and brochures available online. Saturday and Sunday, September 2 & 3. From 11am – 5pm. www.artstudioviews.com.

Hudson Valley Bike Tour. The Hudson Valley renowned for its natural beauty and history and it’s all there waiting for you to explore on your bicycle with Gotham Bicycle Tours! Tours are limited to eight riders. Reserve your spot now with a non-refundable deposit of $100. Balance of payment due by 5pm the Wednesday before the tour. Monday, September 4. All day event. Visit http://gothambiketours.com/portfolio-item/hudson-valley-bike-tour/ for more information.

Moonwalk on the Walkway. Do you love the views from up on the Walkway Over the Hudson? Come on out to the to see the beauty of the Hudson Valley and City of Poughkeepsie at night. Complimentary for Walkway members. For non-members there will be donations suggested, or take this opportunity to become a member. September 8. 7-9pm. 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie.

Mid-Hudson R/C Jamboree /History of Flight Air Show. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation with one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, as well as automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia spanning the period from 1900-1939. Their big shows, and annual jamboree, draw out aficionados and neophytes, with fun and spectacle for all. September 9. 10am-5pm.  9 Norton Road, Red Hook.

Wine and Garden Tour. A six hour shuttled tour that includes tastings at two unique wineries am award winning garden tour paired with tastings of Hudson Valley cheeses, and a delicious pop-up picnic lunch with stories from the region. Depart with wine, farm stand goods, local treasures, and a new understanding of wine. September 9, 10:45am-5pm. 21 Bykenhulle Road, Hopewell Junction.

Tom Rainey Trio. Elysium Furnace Works’ contemporary music series presents the accomplished band featuring leader Tom Rainey on drums, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar. September 11. 8pm. $10. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon.

Americans and the Making of the 1970’s Global Human Rights Imagination. A talk based on the recent book, The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, 2016). Free. Tuesday, September 12. 5:30pm. Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium, Vassar College, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-5670.

Press Freedom in the Age of Trump. David McCraw, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the New York Times will discuss the law of press freedom in the U.S. with a talk entitled “Press Freedom in the Age of Trump: The First Amendment, the News, and Where We Go From Here.” Free. September 13. 7pm. Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist College, Route 9, Poughkeepsie. www.marist.edu.

Willie Nelson. The American icon plays an intimate concert. Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets begin at $58. September 13. 7:30pm. Mid Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie.

Climate Change and Behavioral Economics: Implications for Policy. Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center Wharton School  University of Pennsylvania addresses new challenges in dealing with potentially catastrophic events associated with climate change, and investments one can make to reduce global warming, as well as ways of undertaking protective actions to reduce damage to their homes from future floods or hurricanes before a disaster occurs. Free. Thursday, September 14. 4:40pm. Olin, Room 102, Bard College, Annandale. 845-758-7870.

Hexis & Black Table. The now-international experimental metal band Black Table, with strong roots in New York’s Hudson Valley, will kick off their US tour alongside the Copenhagen-based hardcore/black metal band Hexis in the stately grandeur of the 140-year-old Howland Cultural Center. Opening for both acts will be the Hudson Valley prog metal band Dead Empires. $10. September 15. 8pm. 477 Main Street, Beacon.

Arlington Street Fair. Take part in this well-attended local tradition out front of Vassar College with inflatable rides, live entertainment, musical guests, and 100-plus vendors including local restaurants, shops, and craftspeople—It’s been running for 17 years now! Admission to the fair is free and attendees will enjoy a series of scheduled events throughout the day. September 16. 12-6pm. Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.

Windows on Main Street. WOMS has been happening in the city of Beacon for 12 years, making it the longest running event presented by BeaconArts after Second Saturday. The project culminates in a citywide exhibition of collaborative work that will run from September 22 through November 12, accompanied by print and online catalogs and maps. Opening events on Friday, September 22. 5pm on. Free. Main Street, Beacon.

Skywalk Arts Festival. The First Ever Skywalk Arts Festival at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge will be presented by Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley in collaboration with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site to celebrate the Art of the Hudson Valley and the In-Progress Skywalk Pedestrian Crossing at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge on the Hudson River, in tandem with the Cole Site’s Annual Community Day and Annual Open-Call Exhibition, Picturing the Sublime, featuring local artists; as well as the premier of Performing Olana: Frederic Church Living His Art, a specially commissioned immersive theater experience produced in collaboration with the Ancram Opera House at Olana all weekend. Sunday, September 24.1 to 4pm. Rip Van Winkle Bridge between Catskill and Hudson (plus Thomas Cole House and Olana. www.olana.org or www.thomascole.org.

Snehasish Mozumder. Quinn’s is proud to present the return of the virtuoso double-neck mandolin virtuoso Snehasish Mozumder and his multicultural ensemble SOM (Sound of Mandolin) with Nick Gianni on saxophones and flute, Dan Asher on bass, Vin Scialla on drums, along with several special guests. There is no cover charge for this performance but a donation of $10 towards the ensemble is requested. September 24. 8pm. Quinn’s, 330 Main Street, Beacon.

 Trisha Brown Dance Company Residency ShowingThe renowned dance company performs selections from its current repertory, presented as an open rehearsal to conclude its Bard College residency. Featuring two pieces from the final decade of Brown’s celebrated career, along with one of her most influential works, Accumulation (1971), this program honors Brown, who passed away this year, and her legacy as a monumental force of American dance. Friday, September 29. 7:30pm. Fisher Center, LUMA Theater, Bard College, Annandale. http://fishercenter.bard.edu.