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Dutchess Events–July 2016

Bard Summerscape Dance: “Fantasque.” Magical new family-friendly dance event created by brilliant contemporary artists John Heginbotham and Amy Trompetter. “Fantasque” is a new ballet set to the gorgeous music of Giacomo Puccini’s contemporaries Ottorino Respighi and Gioachino Rossini. Show presents a realm of color and fantasy where larger-than-life puppets and jubilant dancers turn the usual rules of the physical world upside down. $25-60. Visit fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape for tickets and info. July 1-3.
 
Stormville Airport Antiques Show & Flea Market. One of New York’s largest and most popular outdoor flea markets with over 600 vendors from 8 different states. You’ll find a wide variety of bargains and treasures including apparel, handbags, jewelry, tools, and more. Free. stormvilleairportfleamarket.com. Stormville Airport, 428 Route 216, Stormville. July 2-3. 8am-4pm.
Gilded Age Scandals. Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but several of their gilded age peers were not. Learn about the scandalous behaviors and intrigues of the very rich at the turn of the century while touring the mansion.  Reservations required.  Call (845) 889-8851. Cost $10/Adults, $8/Seniors & Students, $5/Friends of Mills Mansion. Staatsburg State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion Drive, Staatsburg. July 3 and 10, 1pm.
 
Summer Garden Party at Wilderstein. Wilderstein’s annual benefit fundraiser, honoring the spirit of Frank & Martha Reardon and celebrating the restoration of the Wilderstein potting shed. Wilderstein Historic Site was home for Margaret (Daisy) Suckley (1891-1991), cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Party featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, house tours, silent auction & more. $125. Call 845.876.4818 for tickets and more information. Wilderstein, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck. July 9, 5pm.
Antique Car Show. Join us for one of the best car shows around! Beautifully presented on the shady estate grounds, cars from every decade will astound your eye. Admission $8/person, kids under 6/free. Register vehicles at lgny.org. Locust Grove Historic Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. July 10.
 
Monastery Vinegar Festival. Based on a medieval monastic recipe, the organic, artisanal vinegars produced by Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery are crafted from a variety of wines, juices, and spices, as well as from pure local apple cider. During the festival, there will be an opportunity for tasting and sampling nine different vinegars, as well as an explanation of the production and slow fermentation process. Free. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Road, Lagrangeville. July 16-17. 11am-4pm.
 
Sixth Annual Farm Festival at Walbridge. Hay rides, face painting, games, music, free raffle, mechanical bull, vendors, food demonstrations, and junior Cattle Show. Walbridge Farm Market features the very best in local products and American-made goods. Visit walbridgefarm.com. Walbridge Farm Market, 538 Route 343, Millbrook. July 16, 9am-4pm.
 
Victory Cup Farm Bash. Join thousands of spectators for the best farm-to-table dinner in the Hudson Valley and ‘The Best Party of the Summer!’ Bring the entire family and come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of food, fashion, majestic horses, beautiful people, and heart-pounding polo at the Victory Cup. In its 11th year, The Victory Cup has become the networking destination drawing polo enthusiasts and novices alike. Tickets start at $35. Visit victorycup.org for tickets and info. Kirby Hill Farm, 15 Kirby Hill Road, Pawling. July 16, 1-6pm.
 
Hard Cider Festival. This premium event will showcase over 50 delicious ciders from some of the best cideries across the country. The event will also feature delicious food options from culinary experts and live entertainment all day. $35/standard, $50 VIP. Visit americaontap.com for more information. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag. July 16, 1-6pm.
 
Darkside Records Open Mic Night. This is a free event open to performers of all kinds: singers, poets, dancers, fire-breathers, comedians, balloon-animal-makers, interpretive dancers, mimes, dreamers, magic makers, whatever your talent is – come and share it with us on our brand new stage. Walk-ins welcome. Darkside Records, 611 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. July 17. Sign-ups are 4-4:30pm. Performances from 4:30pm-7pm.
 
Movies Under the Walkway. Free, family-friendly movies will be shown on the big screen beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson at the Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie all summer long. Fun for the whole family will precede each movie. Please bring blankets and chairs. Local vendors will be on hand to provide food and beverages. Parking and scheduling information can be found at walkway.org. Free. Upper Landing Park, 83 N Water Street, Poughkeepsie. “Minions” on July 9 & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on July 23, bands at 7 pm, feature film at sundown.
 
Dutchess County Balloon Festival. Dozens of brightly colored hot-air balloons take to the mid-Hudson skies during early morning and evening launches from the Poughkeepsie waterfront and Dutchess County Airport. Balloon flights will be available for a fee of $200-225.  Launches take place at 6pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday;6am launch on Saturday and Sunday. More info at balloonfesthv.com. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag. July 10-12.
 

 

Touch the Sky. Multi-media exhibition that explores art related to astronomy. Featuring more than 50 works by 18 artists (including two site-specific works created especially for the show, images of the moon, sun, planets, and stars made by artists since the nineteenth century. Free. fllac.vassar.edu for hours and info. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Through August 21.