Exhibit: “No Borders in a Wok That Can’t Be Crossed.” Works by Helen Marten and “Once Again the World is Flat,” by Haim Steinbach. Center for Curatorial Studies-Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson. email@example.com. 845-758-7598. Thursday, August 29. 11am-6pm.
Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape. Step inside the Spiegeltent and enter a different world. This authentic Belgian “mirror tent” will transport you to an age of elegance and allure where nothing is quite as it seems. Spice up your midsummer nights in the company of great live music, the hottest cabaret artists, and spectacular circus acts, with plenty of good food and drink. Maya Beiser: The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond, August 9. A Tribute to Julie London with Jazz Vocalist Marianne Solivan, August 10. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, August 16 and 17. Bard’s Fisher Center. Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900. bard.edu/spiegeltent/2013
Walk and Talk Series: History Walk. Beacon Institute’s history guide Karen Gell reveals the rich and enduring history of Denning’s Point. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Center for Environmental Innovation and Education. 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon. info@the beaconinstitute.org. 845-838-1600. Saturday, August 24. 10am.
Windows on Main Street. Celebrates Beacon’s 100th Birthday. 36 artists explore Beacon’s “Past, Present and Future” in this annual public art event. Each August, Windows on Main Street engages Beacon residents and visitors alike through a month-long display of art along historic Main Street. It is a celebration of Beacon’s uniqueness, rich history and recent revitalization. This collaborative and multidisciplinary project is intended to stimulate interaction between artists, residents, and businesses to explore how art can provide cultural and social understanding and be a catalyst for economic improvement in communities. Main Street, Beacon. beaconarts.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or beaconwindows.org. 917-407-9244. August 10 through September 14. Opening party. Dream in Plastic. 177 Main Street, Beacon. Saturday, August 10. 7-9pm.
Second Annual Woody Guthrie Concert. A benefit for the Woody Sloop Restoration Project. Guthrie’s Ghost featuring Jacob and David Bernz, Amy Fraden, and Hope Machine with Fred Gillen, Junior and Steve Kirkman. $25. Towne Crier Café. 379 Main Street, Beacon. email@example.com. 914-907-4928. Thursday, August 15. 7-10pm.
The Gun Show. A group exhibit featuring the works of seven American photojournalists and photographers—Jesse Burke, Ty Cacek, Barbara Davidson, Drew Ludwig, Jon Lowenstein, Pete Muller, and Erin Trieb—who share their individual perspectives on domestic gun culture. Employing distinct photographic approaches they have explored the diverse range of America’s close relationships with firearms from hunting to school shootings, from proud NRA members to extremist militias, and from machine guns as entertainment to the murders plaguing American cities. Fovea Exhibitions. 143 Main Street, Beacon. FoveaExhibitions.org. 845-202-3443. Open Friday-Sunday. 12-5pm. Film and talk with director and guests. A Son Down, After Sun Down. The documentary explores gun violence in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, NY. Saturday, August 10. 6pm.
Walk and Talk Series: Forest Walk. Join forester Paul Blaszak for a morning of tree identification and discussion of the human impact on forest succession. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, CEIE, Center for Environmental Innovation and Education. 199 Dennings Avenue. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-838-1600. Saturday, August 10. 10am.
Hyde Park Brewing Company. Lick the Toad. Friday, August 2. 9:30pm. Steve Black solo in the taproom.Saturday, August 3. 8:30pm. Breakaway featuring Robin Baker. Friday, August 9. 9:30pm. Travis Schifko. Saturday, August 10. 8:30pm. Jukebox Junkies. Friday, August 16. 9:30pm. Acoustic Fire. Saturday, August 17. 8:30pm. 11th Hour. Friday, August 23. 9:30pm. Rudy Solo in the taproom. Saturday, August 24. 8:30pm. Off the Hook. Friday, August 30. 9:30pm. Bryan Gordon solo in the taproom. Saturday, August 31. 8:30pm. Open Mic Blues Jam and Revue with Petey Hop. Every Wednesday. 8:30pm. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Company. 4076 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park. hydeparkbrewing.com. 845-229-8277
Walk and Concert at Vanderbilt. Late afternoon walk on the trails of the Vanderbilt NHS then a picnic supper and free concert. The USMA Concert Band will perform. Bring water for hike; and picnic supper and a chair or blanket for the concert. Rain and/or temperature above 85 degrees cancels hike. If raining, concert is moved to indoor location. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. ROVAwebmaster@NPS.gov. 845-229-9115. Wednesday, August 14. 4:45pm for hike. 6:30pm for concert.
Fishkill Creek Paddle and Clean Out. Come help us maintain and expand our water trail on the Fishkill Creek. We’ll paddle the creek as we clear it for canoes and kayaks. If you don’t have a boat or tools, contact leader for loaners. Bring lunch, water and tools (saws, axes, loppers, rope, come-alongs, garbage bags, work gloves). We hope to eventually extend this water trail from Glenham to Hopewell Junction. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. ROVAwebmaster@NPS.gov. 845-229-9115. Saturday, August 24. 10am.
Picnic and Games at Mariapolis Luminosa. Picnic, games and brief program, rain or shine. Bring your own picnic lunch. Please RSVP. $5 per person, $15 per family. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement. 200 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park. email@example.com. 845-229-0230 x133. Catholic Mass. 12pm. 1-4:30pm.
Top Cottage: A Retreat Fit for a President. Park volunteers Linda Bouchey and Al Vinck present programs on FDR’s retreat at the Wallace Visitor Center. You will hear about the 1939 Royal visit and the people and personalities who were part of the Top Cottage story. Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site. 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. topcottageprogram.eventbright.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-229-9115. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 11am. 1pm. 3pm.
Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament. Benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. More than 800 women, 18 to 60+, will be competing at four different levels of play. Spectators are welcome. There will be a concession stand with lunch, drinks and snack items throughout the day—all proceeds go to Miles of Hope. LaGrange Soccer fields. milesofhope.org. 845-592-1311. Saturday, August 3. Check in, 7:15am. Games begin 8am.
Trihoofalon. A trihoofalon is an event where you run, cycle and jump—on horseback, that is! A timed team relay race consisting of a 5k running course, 8.5-mile bike ride, and a timed show jumping round. Limited to the first 50 teams that register. Awards will be presented during the post race celebration and lunch. Crosswinds Equestrian Center. 17 Crosswinds Lane, LaGrangeville. 845-223-7433. 9am.
“Birders: The Central Park Effect.” Discover the diversity of birds found in Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green, and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of their migration. A question and answer session with director Jeffery Kimball will follow the 60-minute documentary. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook. 845-677-5343. Friday, August 9. Doors open at 6:30pm. Starts at 7pm.
Saint Joseph’s Polish Festival. Live entertainment. Polish folk items and yesterday’s treasures for sale. Bounce house. Balloon animals. Face painting. Delicious Polish food and beer. Pierogi, stuffed cabbage, kapusta (sauerkraut) and kielbasa. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods and more available. Free admission. Saint Joseph’s Church. 9 Lafayette Place, Poughkeepsie. Polka Mass, Saturday, August 17. 4pm. Saturday, August 17. 10am-10pm. Sunday, August 18. 12-6pm.
Children’s Media Project Presents: “Summer Share.” A screening of youth produced media talent created in CMP summer programs and workshops. CMP is an arts and education organization that focuses on media and technology education. The organization prides itself in converting young people from media consumers to creators, and gives them the tools to view everyday media with a critical eye. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center. 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. Friday, August 16. 6pm.
Nineteenth Annual Latin American Festival. Party by the Hudson River shores. Enjoy music, food and family friendly fun. Walk from the train station. Sponsored by R&M Promotions. Waryas Park. 1 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. email@example.com. 845-451-4100. Sunday, August 25. 12-6pm.
Exhibition: “Romancing the Valley.” Solo exhibition by Scott Balfe. Free and open to all. Opening reception. Locust Grove Estate. 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-454-4500. Monday, August 5. 5-7pm.
Culture Fridays at Shadows on the Hudson. K104 and Exclusive Events and Promotions presents Culture Fridays at Shadows on the Hudson with DJ Mister Vince. Scotty Mac from K104 will be hosting the party. VIP bottle service reservations available. Shadows on the Hudson. 176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie. comments@shadowsontheHudson.com. 845-486-9500. Friday, August 9. 10pm.
“Mid-summer Review”. Watercolors by Betsy Jacaruso and Cross River Artists. Betsy Jacaruso studio and gallery. The Courtyard, 43-2 East Market Street, Rhinebeck. betsyjacarusoartist.com. 845-516-4435. Thursdays and Sundays. 11-5pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 12-6pm. Also by appointment or chance.
Dutchess County Fair. The largest 6-day fair in New York. Animals, midway rides, agriculture and horticulture displays, commercial and craft vendors, talent tent, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, grandstand shows, kids’ fun area, and 100+ food vendors. $15. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 6550 Springbrook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck. email@example.com. 845-876-4000. Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 25. 10am-10pm. Friday through Saturday. 11pm.
“South Pacific.” CENTERstage Productions brings you Rodgers and Hammersteins’ romantic Broadway musical set during World War II. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific. Directed by Emily DePew. Musical Direction by Paul and Joanne Schubert. Choreography by Martha Tobias. Produced by Lou Trapani for CENTERstage Productions. $26/$24. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-876-3088. Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17. 8pm. Sunday, August 18. 3pm.
Morton Library. Afternoon movie. Rated G. After the movie, borrow a book about dinosaurs, read about fossils, and learn about paleontologists. Thursday, August 1. 4pm. Creative Writing Workshop. For kids and teens. We will be digging into creative writing with Jenny Offill, the author of 17 Things I’m not Allowed to do Anymore and 11 experiments that Failed. Thursday, August 8. 4pm. Healthy Eating. Learn how food goes from ground to table. We will be checking in on our bean tipi and trying a fun bean recipe. Wednesday, August 14. 3:30pm. Morton Acoustic Night. Featuring Richard Thompson and Cara Silvernail, Graham Dawson, The Riches, and more. Donations suggested. Refreshments provided by China Rose and The Rhinecliff. Sponsored by Thompson Technology Solutions and Design. Friday, August 16. 8pm. Morton Movie Night. To Kill a Mockingbird. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program series of groundbreaking movies. Wednesday, August 21. 6:30pm. Afternoon Movie. For kids and teens, The Hobbit. Thursday, August 22. 3pm. Morton Memorial Library and Community House. 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff. morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us. 845-876-2903.
A Free Evening of Nature Based Yoga. Led by Mary Mashburn, RYT presented by The Holistic Moms Network of Dutchess County. This will be a mixed level, vinyasa class with a restorative touch. Burgher Hill, Rhinebeck. holisticmoms.org or email@example.com. Thursday, August 1. 7pm.
Music In the Parks 40th Anniversary Season. Thunder Ridge. Country Rock Band. Wednesday, August 7, USMA Concert Band. Show Tunes and Popular Music. Wednesday, August 14. Staatsburgh State Historic Site. 75 Mills Mansion Drive, Staatsburg. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-889-8851. 6:30pm.
Family Fun Day by the Lake. An evening with family and neighbors relaxing by the lake. Carnival games, pony rides, face painting, shows, and more. An art gallery will be open showcasing the Youth Art Programs’ work. Veterans’ Memorial Park. Spring Street, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-8773 x7. Saturday, August 31. 3pm.
Town of Wappinger Recreation Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hurley Mountain Highway. A four piece acoustic electric group that plays some of the finest acoustic-electric songs around. Playing feel-good music. August 1. In the Pocket. Hudson Valley based party band performing an exciting mix of rock, pop, and soul. In The Pocket plays an ever-evolving variety of music from the 1960s to today. August 8. Jazz Pioneers. A nontraditional big band. They play the classic swing of Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie, visionaries like Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson, and modern artists like Billy Joel and Brian Setzer. Plus jazzed-up arrangements of popular songs. August 15. Bucket of Mud. Plays classic rock and related styles from all eras with a twist of humor. Familiar songs performed in unfamiliar ways are a specialty. August 22. Schlathaus Park. Corner of Myers Corners Road and All Angels Hill Road, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-0720. Thursdays. 7pm.