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Dutchess County Event Highlights

Wings of Freedom Tour. The tour features rare treasures of aviation history including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, North American B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”, and WWII P-51C Mustang dual-control fighter. Visitors to the airport will be provided a unique and rare opportunity to explore these aircrafts inside and out. Tour prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. WWII Veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. Dutchess County Airport, Wappingers Falls. September 9-11.

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Festival. Featuring wine, beer, and spirits tastings from some of the best wineries, breweries, and distilleries from all across New York state. Then, feed your soul with a vast variety of gourmet specialty foods from all over the East Coast. Tickets range from $15-$40. hudsonvalleywinefest.com. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. September 10-11. 11am-6pm.

Hoptember Harvest Festival. A true farm-to-pint experience, celebrating all things hops. Local beer from 20+ regional brewers, local food from Bacon Brothers who will be serving their hop-smoked BBQ, hop-infused delights from Tomas, Obercreek Farm, Mill House, and Sprout Creek Farm. Bluegrass music by Buck Eye Rooster, along with Tall County. $25 DD/$50 GA/$75 VIP. More info and tickets at dutchesshops.com. September 10, 1-5pm.

Sixth Annual Chefs Farm Fresh Dinner on Bannerman Island. Join the Hudson Valley Chefs’ Consortium as they whip up an amazing five-course gourmet farm-to-table meal on Bannerman Island in Helen Bannerman’s Garden. The event is created by noted Hudson Valley Chef Noah Sheetz. Five amazing chefs will each cook a dish for this annual Bannerman Island Fundraiser. The feast includes a soup, a salad, cheese, a main dish, and dessert course. There are two boat departures at 3 and 4:15pm. Tickets are $135. Reservations call 845 237-2636. September 10.

Garden Tea. The Vanderbilt Garden Association’s Tea is meant to be reminiscent of those held by Louise Vanderbilt during the Gilded Age, so guests are encouraged to wear period costumes or a fancy garden hat. Refreshments will include a selection of teas, scones, tea sandwiches, cookies, and cakes. There will be a speaker, live music, and a runway show presented by Toucan Hats. Tickets must be purchased in advance at gardentea2016.brownpapertickets.com and are $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Visit vanderbiltgarden.org or call 845-229-6432 for more information. Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park. September 11, 2-4pm.

Yoga for Back Health. During his presentation, Dr. Michael Schweppe will discuss the benefits of yoga while teaching basic yoga poses that will help with proper body alignment and good posture for optimal back health. Beginners are welcome. Dress in comfortable, movable clothes. Register at healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-871-1720 ext. 1. Free. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. September 15, 6-7:30pm.

Beacon Independent Film Festival. The Beacon Independent Film Festival showcases creative films in a unique venue, nestled among the trees at the foot of Mount Beacon. BIFF will screen features, shorts, documentaries, works in progress, and more. Panel discussions, food vendors, green space, lawn games, and a kids’ tent make it an event for the whole family. Come for a single movie, a day, or the whole weekend. 3-day pass is $35, 1-day pass is $20, or $12 per program. beaconindiefilmfest.org. University Settlement, 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon. September 16-18.

Hudson Valley Apple Festival. Three live bands, many food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, apple crate derby, dog agility show, haybale maze, rock climbing wall, children’s games and activities, a hayride, and more apple-themed foods than you will find anywhere else. In addition, we will have hand crafted spirits, beer and wine. Admission is $5 for 14 and older. Visit hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com for the entertainment schedule and a full lineup of vendors. Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown. September 17, 10am-6pm.

Appetite for Destruction. The Wassaic Project’s 9th Annual Summer Exhibition, which includes 56 artists, 45 of whom are Wassaic Artist Residency Alumni. Appetite for Destruction represents a broad survey of contemporary emerging artists, and focuses on their interpretations of the untamed natural world, constructed landscapes, and human-made environment, both real and virtual. Free. wassaicproject.org. Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic. Through September 18.

Back School: Prevent Injuries. Participants will learn how to avoid common mistakes that lead to strains and other muscle aches. Simple steps such as keeping your back flexible and strong as well as proper lifting and bending techniques can minimize the chance of future pain or injury. Register at healthquest.com/wellness or call 845-871-3427. Free. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. September 22, 6-8pm.

The 17th Annual Arlington Street Fair. Children’s rides, a variety of live entertainment, a bluegrass music festival, and 100-plus vendors—including restaurants, shops, and craftspeople—will transform Raymond Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie into the 17th annual Arlington Street Fair. Admission is free. The fair stretches on Raymond Avenue from Collegeview Avenue to the Eastbound Arterial Highway (Route 44/55). September 24, 12-6pm.

Live Music: Ben Neill. First premiered at Manitoga in Garrison in 2014, composer/trumpeter Ben Neill will perform his MANITOGA for brass quintet and electronics. The work features musicians playing sculptural trumpets, “phonemophones,” by artist Carol Szymanski along with Ben on mutantrumpet—an acoustic/electric instrument of his own creation. $45 general public/$35 Manitoga members/$20 children 18 and under. 584 Route 9D, Garrison. October 1, 4pm. Rain date: October 2.