A Magazine About Food, Art & Exchange In Midtown Kingston, Published By The Hudson Valley Current.

Dutchess Events–August 2014


WOMSX: The Windows on Main Street 10th Anniversary. To celebrate the 10th summer of Beacon’s “Windows on Main Street” public art exhibition, this summer’s event will be a competition—35 artists have been selected to create a unique piece of art in the window of a local business, and the winners will receive awards and cash prizes. Map of all artworks available online. Main Street, Beacon. 917-407-9244. beaconwindows.org. August 1–31.

Beacon Second Saturday. During this monthly celebration of the arts, galleries and shops stay open late to feature exhibition openings, artist receptions, music, food, wine, and other special events. Various location throughout Beacon. beaconarts.org. August 9.

Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival. This festival is one of several yearly events to benefit the sloop club and raise awareness for environmental issues surrounding the Hudson River. Food, music, activities, and environmental-themed booths and vendors will be offered. Riverfront Park. Red Flynn Drive, Beacon. 845-838-5024. beaconsloopclub.org. August 10. 12pm–5pm.

Clinton Corners

Farm2Table at Meadowland Farm. Enjoy a complete fresh farm-to-table meal expertly prepared by Sara Lukasiewicz, chef at Dutch’s Spirits of Pine Plains. Menu will feature locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork, Sugarwash Moonshine, and Peach Brandy. Tickets are $125; proceeds benefit the Clinton Historical Society. Meadowland Farm. 689 Schultzville Road, Clinton Corners. meadowlandfarmny.com. August 16. 6pm.

Hopewell Junction

Arts and Crafts Expo. Artists and crafters of watercolor painting, jewelry, soy candles, crocheting goods, and more will sell their work at this fair, on the first Saturday of every month (June through October). Admission and food is free (courtesy of Blue Mountain). Vendors encouraged to contact the expo about reserving a booth. Hopewell Depot Restoration. 36 Railroad Avenue, Hopewell Junction. 845-226-7003. hopewelldepot.org. August 2. 10am–3pm.

Peachtopia! This annual celebration of all things peach includes a peach pie bake-off, peach face-painting, a peach-themed grill menu, live music, and peach picking. The farm’s brand-new barn will be up and running and the farm store will be stocked and open. Fishkill Farms. 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. 845-897-4377. fishkillfarms.com. August 16. 11am–4pm.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park Brewing Company Live Music. Hyde Park Brewing Company. 4076 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. 845-229-8277. hydeparkbrewing.com. Chain Gang, August 1. 9pm. Steve Black, August 2. 8pm. Open Mic with Petey Hop, August 6. 8:30pm. Lick the Toad, August 8. 9pm. Just Two: Michael Torsone and Robbie Germano, August 9. 9pm. Open Mic with Petey Hop, August 13. 8:30pm. Four Guys in Disguise (featuring Vito), August 15. 9pm. Lucky House Duo, August 16. 8pm. Open Mic with Petey Hop, August 20. 8:30pm. The Real Men, August 22. 9pm. Bernie and Mike, August 23. 8pm. Open Mic with Petey Hop, August 27. 8:30pm. Breakaway (featuring Robin Baker), August 29. 9pm.

Lenox (Berkshire County, Massachusetts)

Henry IV, Parts I and II. This “razor sharp” condensed adaptation of both parts of Henry IV will enjoy a special limited run as part of the Shakespeare and Company summer 2014 performance season. Tickets start at $15. Tina Packer Playhouse. 70 Kemble Street, Lenox. 413-637-3353. shakespeare.org. August 2, 7:30pm. August 3, 2pm. August 7, 7:30pm. August 8, 7pm. August 9, 2pm. August 13, 7:30pm. August 16, 7:30pm. August 17, 2pm. August 20, 7:30pm. August 23, 7:30pm. August 24, 2pm. August 26, 7pm. August 27, 2pm. August 30, 7:30pm. August 31, 2pm.


Homemade Holistic Health Workshop. These monthly workshops, taught by herbalist Claudia Abbott-Barish, focus on familiarizing the novice with the basics of herbal medicine. August will focus on promoting pensiveness and empathy. The class includes a balanced lunch and tea; all necessary supplies are included. Registration is $50. 917-992-9901. theherbalacre@gmail.com. Milan. August 17. 10am–2pm.


Vino and the Beasts 5K Obstacle Course Race. This race, designed to welcome everyone and promote fun, challenges participants with a race through the vineyard, a mud pit, a slip-and-slide, a 12-foot climbing wall, and an obstacle course. Wine will be served at the conclusion of the race. Millbrook Winery. 26 Wing Road, Millbrook. 845-677-8383. millbrookwine.com; vinoandthebeasts.com. August 2.


4th Annual Chef and Farmer Brunch. This event pairs local farmers with renowned farm-to-table chefs to offer unique meals and cocktails that celebrate the bounty of the Hudson Valley. Proceeds from the event to benefit the North East Community Center, a social services organization. Tickets are $50. Railroad Plaza. 14 Main Street, Millerton. 518-789-4259. neccmillerton.org. August 10. 11am.

30th Annual Harney Fest. This event, sponsored by Millerton-based Harney & Sons Fine Teas, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Special events include live music, factory tours, and tea-tasting workshops. Event is free and raffle will benefit the Pine Plains Free Library. Harney & Sons Fine Teas. 5723 Route 22, Millerton. harney.com/harneyfest. August 16. 8am–5pm.

Patterson (Putnam County)

Putnam County Wine and Food Festival. This two-day event showcases some of New York’s top wine producers, world-class culinary professionals, breweries and an extended beer garden, arts and crafts, and a flea market. Tickets start at $30. Grounds of Patterson Flea Market. 3161 Route 22, Patterson. 845-494-4654. putnamcountywinefest.com. August 2–3. 11am–6pm.


Pawling Fire Department Annual Carnival. This carnival offers pay-one-price bracelet nights on August 6 and 7, a firemen’s parade on August 8, and closing night fireworks on August 9. Pawling Firehouse. South Street, Pawling. pawlingfire.org. August 6–9.


Maple Grove Historic Site Tours. This monthly event offers free house tours of this 1850 Hudson River bracketed country villa, part of a collection of farm estates in residential Poughkeepsie. Maple Grove Historic Site. 25 Maple Grove Lane, Poughkeepsie. 845-471-9651. maplegroverestoration.org. August 2. 10am.

Jazz in the Valley. This event has grown from an “afternoon of music and art” to a full-day, annual festival featuring world-class musicians, educational workshops, and intergenerational programming. Tickets start at $45. Waryas Park. North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. 845-384-6350. jazzinthevalleyny.org. August 17. 11am–8pm.

Think Local First Consumer Expo. Customers are free to to browse, meet face-to-face with vendors, and sample one-of-a-kind items, allowing them to explore what their local businesses have to offer. Event is free, sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Poughkeepsie Galleria. 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. 845-454-1700. dcrcoc.org/consumerexpo. August 23. 11am–4pm.


Les Miserables. The musical Les Miserables tells a haunting story of the French Revolution. While on Broadway, the play won 13 Tony Awards. Tickets start at $25. Center for the Performing Arts. 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3083. centerforperformingarts.org. August 1, 8pm. August 2, 8pm. August 3, 3pm. August 8, 8pm. August 9, 8pm. August 10, 3pm. August 15, 8pm. August 16, 8pm. August 17, 3pm.

Wappingers Falls

Wappingers Summer Concert Series. This popular series offers free music under the stars. It’s recommended that listeners bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Schlathaus Park. Intersection of Myers Corners Road and All Angels Hill Road, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-0720. townofwappinger.us. August performances: Southern Dutchess Concert Band, August 7. Hurley Mountain Highway, August 14. Tracy DeLucia Band, August 21. 7pm.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival. This multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community will feature over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, and dance performances in their unique space. The event is free. Participants are encouraged to stay for a day or camp overnight for the weekend. Wassaic Community Farm. 17 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic. 347-815-0783. wassaicproject.org. August 1–3.