Harvest Festival – Latin Style! This third annual Festival shares the riches of the Latino culture with our residents of all backgrounds. It features: music and dancing with Andes Manta; Tamale contest: in order to determine the winner, you have to taste an array of tamales from some of Latin America’s finest tamaleras, and vote! Fresh local food for sale and consumption. Family games. The Festival is sponsored by nonprofit Somos La Llave del Futuro, somos Cultura program. This project is made possible in part through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA’s Decentralization Program. $5, 12 and under free. Amenia Town Hall gymnasium. 4988 Route 22, Amenia. Sunday, September 22. 3-8pm.
Third Annual Red Hook Volunteer Fair. A chance to get an up close, personal look at area nonprofit organizations. Bard College, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema. Rover Road off Route 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-758-6822. Monday, September 23. 5-7pm.
Hudson River Craft Beer Festival. This craft beer sampling event will also have various food vendors and live entertainment. All of this just steps from the Beacon train station, right on the Hudson River. Take Metro-North right to the festival. $15-entertainment ticket: Entry to the festival. $40-sampling ticket: Entry to the festival and tastings. Riverfront Park. Red Flynn Drive, Beacon. 845-838-5024. Saturday, September 21. 11:30am-5pm.
The Beacon’s World Record Handshake Chain. The Beacon’s World Record Handshake Chain is in celebration of Beacon’s 100th Birthday and the restoration of The Beacon Theatre. Registration and line-up 11am. Beacon Theatre. 445 Main Street, Beacon. email@example.com. 845-226-8099. Saturday, September 28. 9-10:45am.
Hyde Park Brewing Company. No cover on all shows. Soul City. Friday, September 6. 9:30pm. Petey Hop. Solo in the taproom. Saturday, September 7. 8:30pm. Little Caesar. Friday, September 13. 9:30pm. Steve Black. Solo in the taproom. Saturday, September 14. 8:30pm. Reality Check. Friday, September 20. 9:30pm. Karl Allweier. Solo in the taproom. Saturday, September 21. 8:30pm. The Dangling Success. Jazz-funk dance party. Friday, September 27. 9:30pm. O’Solo Vito. In the taproom. Saturday, September 28. 8:30pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company. 4076 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park. hydeparkbrewing.com. 845-229-8277.
Fall Festival Plant Sale. Held by the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association. Rain or shine. Among the items featured for sale will be hardy mums, hardy asters, flowering kale, flowering cabbage, ornamental peppers, ornamental millet, and fall wreaths. There will be a variety of perennials including anemones. Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site. Route 9, Hyde Park. vanderbiltgarden.org. 845-229-6432. Sunday, September 21. 9am-4pm.
Hyde Park Fall Fest. Join us for a fun filled afternoon. Crafts and community vendors, foods, entertainment, demonstrations, animals, pony rides, face painting and lots more. Hackett Hill Park. East Market Street, Hyde Park. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-229-8086. Saturday, September 28. 1-5pm.
Saint James’ Historic Graveyard Tours. Historic figures emerge to tell their fascinating stories, lit by lanterns in the cemetery. Meet FDR’s mother, Nathaniel Pendleton, Morgan Lewis and others. Four tours per night on the half hour. Saint James Episcopal Church. 4526 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park. email@example.com. 845-229-2820. Saturday, September 21. 7-9pm.
Hudson Valley Hoptember Harvestfest. Hudson Valley Hoptember Harvestfest to benefit the new Hudson Valley Beer Trail and purchase of hop farmers’ new harvester. See more than 14 regional brewers and distillers. Food selections from Crown Maple, Sprout Creek Farm, Bacon Brothers, and Tapas Tomas. $50, $75 VIP. Dutchess Hops. 1167 East Noxon Road, LaGrangeville. dutchesshops.com. Saturday, September 14. 1-5pm.
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature. Lecture by author and biologist David Haskell. He will discuss his new book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch In Nature, which reveals the secret world hidden in a square meter of the Tennessee forest. Haskell provides a unique look at the relationships between the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals. The book was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a winner of the Reed Environmental Writing Award, and a runner-up for the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Cary Institute auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-677-7600 x121. Friday, September 6. 7pm.
Nature Walk and Talk with Photographer Lisa Dellwo. Join photographer Lisa Dellwo for a walk on the Cary Institute’s grounds. While scouting locations for viewing fall foliage, Dellwo will offer outdoor photography tips. Learn about topics like composition, working with natural light, and capturing moving water. Bring your camera and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Cary Institution of Ecosystem Studies. 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook. fallfoilagewalk.eventbright.com. 845-677-5343. Sunday, September 8. 9am.
Pleasant Valley Concerts in the Park. Harvest Band plays a wide variety of music, contemporary hits, classic rock, oldies, Motown, country, easy listening and standards. Mill Site Museum and Memorial Park. Route 44, Pleasant Valley. 845-635-5242. Friday, September 13. 6pm.
Mushroom Walk at Locust Grove. Join experts from the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association on a ramble through the Estate grounds. No experience necessary; wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Locust Grove Estate. 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. email@example.com. 845-454-4500. Saturday, September 28. 9am-12pm.
Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Walk. Premier Cares Foundation Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Walk. Funds raised at this family friendly event go to support local charities and prostate programs to offer free prostate cancer screenings and supportive services. Walkway Over the Hudson Historic State Park. 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-454-9649. Saturday, September 28.
Concerts Con Brio: Cantatrice Art Song Ensemble. The Cantatrice Art Song Ensemble, featuring soprano Amelia Seyssel and pianist Maria Rivera White. They’ll perform a program of Spanish, French and English songs, including works by Mexican composers Manuel Ponce and the ever-popular Maria Grever (‘Jurame’ and ‘Te quiero dijiste’). Also on the program are songs by Roger Quilter, Reynaldo Hahn, Enrique Granados, and John Duke. $12, kids free. Christ Episcopal Church. 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie. email@example.com. 845-452-8220. Friday, September 6. 7:30pm.
Fifth Annual Escape to Freedom Tri/Duathlon. The Foundation of Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts its Fifth Annual Tri/Duathlon to benefit the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Vassar Brothers Medical Center. 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-790-9358. Saturday, September 7. 8am-12pm.
Fourth Annual National Cup Show. Ceramics Exhibition that highlights the many diverse interpretations of the cup. Both functional and sculptural, this utilitarian object has been part of daily life for centuries. This event helps to promote contemporary ceramic artists locally and nationally to celebrate the creativity and endless interpretations of the simple form. Art Centro. 485 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. email@example.com. 845-485-8506. Opening reception Saturday, September 1. 5:30-7:30pm. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 1-4pm. Tuesday and Wednesday. By appointment.
Queen City Arts Festival. Three Queen City Arts Festivals comes to Main Street Poughkeepsie. The Dutchess County Arts Council in collaboration with restaurants, artists, and business owners launches a series of three festival events. The Queen City Arts Festival brings together artists, food purveyors and musicians for a festive afternoon. Regional artists showcase their handmade items in pop-up tents, including artworks, jewelry, and artist-designed screen printed t-shirts. There are hands-on art activities for children. Main Street between Market and Academy Streets, Poughkeepsie. 845-454-3222. Saturday, September 21. 2-7pm.
Fourth Annual Taste of Little Italy Poughkeepsie. Vendors include: Café Bocca, Caffe Aurora, Chilly Willy’s Ice Cream, Clearwater and The Fallkill Watershed Committee, Dutchess County Cigars, Elia’s Catering Company and House of Sausage, InnerLight Health Spa, Kraig with a “K”, La Deliziosa Italian Pastry Shop, Main Street Pizza and café and Trinity Players. Café Bocca. 14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-483-7300. Sunday, September 22. 10am-7pm.
Harvest Festival and Maze. Entertainment, playground, activities, petting zoo, hayrides, food and giant corn maze. Wide selection of crops. Country store. Concession stand. Barton Orchards. 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag. email@example.com. 845-227-2306. Saturday, September 14.
Mid-Hudson ADK Outing – Poets’ Walk Park. Two miles, slow and easy walk to enjoy the views, meadows and woods. Poets’ Walk Park. River Road, Red Hook. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-473-4440. Saturday, September 14. 10am.
Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival. Taste wines from all over New York State and beyond, while enjoying cooking demonstrations, authors, and educational seminars. Shop for fine arts, crafts, gourmet food and home goods. Music and entertainment. $15-35. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 6550 Springbrook Avenue (Route 9), Rhinebeck. email@example.com. 845-876-4000. Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8. Saturday, 11am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Conquering the College Essay in Ten Steps with Alan Gelb. Writing a college admissions essay is no easy task but with college essay coach and New York Timescontributor Alan Gelb’s accessible and encouraging step-by-step instructions, you can learn to write an honest, one-of-a-kind essay that really shines. This event is a must for high school juniors and seniors about to embark on the college admissions process. Oblong Books of Rhinebeck. 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. 845-876-0500. Thursday, September 26. 6pm.
Mid-Hudson ADK Leisure Walk and Tour at OMEGA Institute. After an introduction to meditation take a short one-hour meditative hike in the Omega woods (there are some steep ups and downs). In the spirit of Omega’s holistic ideas, we walk in silence and focus on the present moment. Sneakers are ok. Lunch buffet in the dining hall. You may bring your own lunch. $5, all vegetarian lunch buffet. 12pm. Tour the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), Omega’s state-of-the-art waste water treatment and reclamation facility. Followed by a stop at the café for ice cream. 1:30pm. Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-266-4444. Saturday, September 21. 9:30am.
Transformations. Recent work by Cynthia Saniewski. Morton Memorial Library and Community House. 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff. 845-876-2903. Opening reception: Friday, September 6. 6-8pm. Tuesday. 2-6pm. Wednesday. 2-7pm. Thursday. 9am-12:30pm and 2-6pm. Friday. 9am-12:30pm and 2-6pm. Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Exhibit: “Barbara, Frana and Just Desserts.” Drawings by Frana Baruch, oil paintings by Barbara Walter, and Dessert themed works by six other Hudson Valley Painters. Tivoli Artists’ Gallery. 60 Broadway, Tivoli. 845-757-2667. Friday, September 13. 1-2pm. Friday. 5-9pm. Saturday. 1-9pm. Sunday. 5-9pm.
Village of Wappingers 9-11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony. Mesier Homestead Museum. Mesier Park, South Avenue, Wappingers Falls. email@example.com. 845-297-9520. Wednesday, September 11. 6:30pm.
Second Annual Sacred Earth Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Forests.” The concept behind the Festival is two-fold: to demonstrate how ancient spiritual wisdom and practices can guide environmental conservation efforts, and to inspire families to see the interconnection between man, nature and the Divine. They’ll be producing an eco-friendly special issue of the e-magazine, “Reconnections,” during the Festival. Bowdoin Park. 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-298-4600. Sunday, September 22. 11am-6pm.
Civil War Reenactment Weekend. Dutchess County hosts Civil War reenactors (approximately 50 Union/20 Confederate) who’ll honor the memory of those Dutchess County men who went off to the war to preserve the Union. The 150th NY Volunteer Regiment and Gettysburg are spotlighted themes of the weekend. Other regiments invited to participate. Tentative activities include: BBQ Friday evening for participants and distinguished guests, Saturday culminates with a Civil War Music concert performed by the Excelsior Cornet Band, Sunday culminates with a recitation of the Gettysburg Address and review of the troops by President Abraham Lincoln, Regiment Skirmish each day at 1pm; Women during the Civil War: Sojourner Truth/Harriet Tubman and Sherrie House; lectures on the Civil War; photography; regiments; and more. Steve Trimm as Lawrence Van Alstyne, Joel Craig-Civil War Historian, and food and craft vendors. Bowdoin Park. 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls. email@example.com. 845-298-4600. Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15.
How to Get Started Kayaking: Mid-Hudson ADK Presentation. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) trip leader Don Urmston will explain how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique. See and feel the difference in kayaks, paddles and other equipment with our hands-on presentation. Special attention is given to kayak safety and choosing your first kayak. Whether you just want to paddle occasionally or you want to become an expert sea kayaker, this program will get you started. Free to all. Grinnell Library. 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3428. Thursday, September 19. 6-7pm.
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