Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association and Saunderskill Farms Corn Harvest. An old-fashioned corn harvest using a horse-drawn corn binder. In addition to the corn binding, there will be a corn maze, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, make and take a scarecrow, vendors, wagon rides, good food, and much more. Suggested donation of $5 per adult. Saunderskill Farms. 5100 Route 209, Accord. email@example.com. 845-294-9016. October 5. 10am-4pm.
Hudson Valley Wine and Leaf Peeping Fest. An autumnal celebration of Hudson Valley wineries and their wines. Enjoy free wine tastings and culinary samples, special deals, prizes, and more. Sample Hudson Valley wines and spirits—many of which have won major awards and are well rated, including Millbrook Vineyards, Warwick Valley, Tousey Winery, Whitecliff Vineyard, Brotherhood Winery, Glorie Farm Winery, Cereghino Smith, Happy Bitch, and Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery. Sample artisanal cheeses, Brykill Farms beef, Kraus Chocolates, Luna Grown Jams, and more. Admission is free. Hudson Valley Wine Market. 119 Main Street, Gardiner. hvwineandleafpeeping.eventbrite.com. 845-255-0600. Saturday, October 12. 1-4pm.
Harvest Celebration. Art exhibition and silent auction featuring the works of local artists and donations from local merchants and businesses and a “no-junk” rummage sale of gently used quality goods. County Executive Mike Hein will also speak. Suggested donation of $20 to benefit Democrats running for local office and Lynn Archer’s campaign for Ulster County Legislator. Donations of items for the silent auction and rummage sale can be made. Bittersweet Farm. Lucas Avenue, High Falls. firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, October 5. 4-7pm.
Downtown Kingston’s 6th Annual Italian Festival. Live music, great food, and fun family activities along the Rondout waterfront all day, rain or shine. Great entertainment all day long, including bands, singing, children’s activities, food, vendors, and more. Lower Broadway, Kingston. 845-339-6800 or 845-334-8887. kingstonswaterfront.com or email@example.com. Sunday, October 13. 1-8pm.
Second Annual Scarecrows at Frog Alley. View scarecrows crafted by area businesses, artists and the public. Prizes awarded for best design, most original concept, and most frightening creation. Pumpkin carving demonstrations, lessons for children in scarecrow crafting, and refreshments. Event sponsors include Boitson’s, Deising’s Bakery, and Dietz Stadium Diner. FHKevents@yahoo.com. 845-339-0720. Saturday, October 19. 10am-2pm.
O+ Festival. A three-day, community-run celebration of music and the arts. Participating artists exchange their art for health care services from art-loving doctors, dentists, and other wellness providers at the O+ Clinic. In short, it’s a grassroots, band-aid solution to inaccessible health care for the creative community. By programming the festival’s art and music events in various venues (bars, restaurants, storefronts, even offices) throughout one neighborhood, O+ supports and unites local businesses and residents, artists, musicians and doctors, strengthening the fabric of a community to make it stronger, more sustainable, and more vibrant. O+ Exchanging the Art of Medicine for the Medicine of Art. Locations throughout Kingston. firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13.
Call to artists for entries for the “Small Works Holiday Fare.” A showing of small work will be presented for sale at holiday time. Please submit any type of work up to 11×14. The focus will be on prints or reproductions. Please try to stay at or below $200. Be encouraged to make reproductions of any work, that can sell for a much lower price than your originals, sculptures, and abstract or graphic work, paintings, collages of any theme. Especially good to sell are portraits, figuratives, still life, landscape, and abstracts. It is recommended to back up the work to be shown with three or four more to replace it if sold. Unframed Artists Gallery. 173 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. email@example.com or unframedartistsgallery.com. 845-701-9336 or 845-255-5482. Artwork drop off. Sunday, October 13. 12-3pm. Show opening. Saturday, October 19. 4-7pm.
Beets to Feed the World. With Pete Seeger and Farm-Loving Friends. Local food and music festival to benefit Oxfam and Brook Farm Project. Music by Zenote Sompantle, Amadou Diallo, Upstate Rubdown, Dixie Moth, Tinhorn Calico, and more. Family friendly activities, community barn dance, food from local farms. Saturday, October 5. 4-11pm. Farm tasks with worksongs. Sunday, October 6. 12:30pm. Singalong with Pete Seeger and other friends of Brook Farm Project. Music round-robin to follow. Student/Adult $5/$10 per day or $8/$16 both days, children under 12 free, members 25% off. Brook Farm. 60 Gatehouse Road, New Paltz. 845-255-1052. October 5 and 6.
Slow Food Hudson Valley Locavore Challenge All Local Cook-Out! Slow Food Hudson Valley and the Brook Farm Project invite you to an afternoon of fabulous food, live music, lots of fun and enjoyable conversation! Listen to the music of The Essential Food Group while dining. Members Joe Bergstein (flute and saxophone), Ami Fixler (guitar), and Craig Hazen (bass) will spice up your day with an eclectic mix of jazz standards, blues, Brazilian and pop music. Adults $18.95, family of four $45.95, student $15.95, children 7-12 $9.95, children under 4 free. Brook Farm Project. Lenape Lane, New Paltz. slowfoodhv.org/all-local-cookout-2013. 845-255-1052. Saturday, October 5. 12-11pm.
Local Food Week. October 1-7. The New Paltz Village Board passed a resolution in 2011, declaring the first week of October to be Local Food Week! Village restaurants that prepare locally grown food and support our local farmers will be recognized. A sampling of participating restaurants include Bridge Creek Café, Lagusta’s Luscious, Main Course, The Mudd Puddle, Russo’s Italian Deli, Shea O’Brien’s, Suruchi, and The Village Tea Room. Eat in the Street: Local Food Street Festival. Church Street. Sunday, October 6. 11am-4pm. NPLocalFoodWeek@gmail.com.
Glens and Gardens. A guild of 18 watercolorists. Duck Pond Gallery at Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. crossriverfineart.com. 845-338-5580. October 5-26. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 10-5:30pm. Wednesday. 10-8pm. Friday. 10-7pm. Saturday. 10-4pm. Reception. Saturday, October 5. 5-8pm.
The Catskill Forest: a History. The historian and author of The Catskill Forest: a History, Michael Kudish PhD, explores the connection between Native American and European influence on one of the East’s great forests. His pursuit and passion of the Catskill’s biology, climate and beauty are evident in his research and conclusions about the changes that have affected the forest since the last glacial retreat—10,000 years ago. Multimedia presentation. Rosendale Public Library. 264 Main Street, Rosendale. rosendalelibrary.org. 845-658-9013. Wednesday, October 23. 7pm.
The Bolshoi Ballet in “Le Corsaire.” An HD cinema experience. In this three-act ballet, choreographed in the tradition of Marius Petipa, a tale of a unique love story is unveiled. Medora, a slave girl, and Conrad, a pirate, fall in love and embark on an adventure to obtain the freedom of Medora. When Conrad is betrayed by a fellow pirate, Medora is kidnapped and sold to a slaver, Seyd-Pasha. Medora (danced by Svetlana Lunkina) and Conrad (danced by Ruslan Skvorsov) find their way back to each other and learn the power of love and forgiveness. $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Rosendale Theatre. Main Street, Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Sunday, October 13. 2pm.
Revisioning Local Energy. Panel presentation followed by questions from audience plus time to network with panelist, vendors and members of the audience after the presentation in an informal and convivial setting. The focus will be solar, wind and geothermal energy production for residential application. Panelists will discuss how each technology fits into the larger energy picture; how each relates and connects with the others; how they compare in terms of practicality for homeowners, suitability to specific locations and conditions, energy offsets, and other consideration; and predictions regarding future prospects and applications. Saugerties Performing Arts Factory. 169 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-883-5766. Thursday, October 24. 7pm.
From the Side of the Mountain. Paintings by Gene Benson. Benson’s studio, nestled in the side of a Catskill mountain, is the obvious birthplace of his small-scale oil landscapes. Painted on linen in a clear autumnal palette rich in golds, burnt oranges and cobalt blues, his layered forms are kept afloat by clean warm whites, and grounded by deep inky indigoes. The sometimes buxom, sometimes sharply pointed shapes based on hills, trees, rocks and brush are often so tightly stacked they trip over themselves racing to the horizon’s edge. His skies, when present, are delirious with waves. Although Benson maintains the basic structure of a landscape he reduces the ingredients very nearly to abstraction and employs color patterns, inspired by Breughel, to create a depth of field rich in sophisticated rhythms. The result is a truly otherworldly Catskill mountain view, crowded, pulsating, vibrant and unknown—until now. Imogen Holloway Gallery. 81 Partition Street, Saugerties. October 4-December 1. Artist’s reception. Friday, October 4. 6-10pm.
The Cello and Piano Duo of Kalayjian and Kazantsev. $12 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Kalayjian and Kazantsev will perform the classics with superb musicianship and consummate style. Saugerties United Methodist Church. saugertiespromusica.org. 845-679-5733 or 845-256-5021. Sunday, October 20. 3pm.
Moving with the Seasons. In this workshop, learn how to calibrate ourselves with the seasonal change using Movement and Mindfulness practices, with a special focus on maintaining our equanimity during the upcoming holiday crush. We will learn nutritional principles and practices that employ seasonal foods for optimal nourishment at this time of year. Family Traditions. 3853 Main Street, Stone Ridge. email@example.com. 347-489-6860. Friday, October 4. 6-8pm.
Regain Your Balance: Holistic Mini Retreat. The workshop will introduce practical techniques to nourish mind, body and spirit. This includes simple movements to reenergize the body, a cooking demo of healthful recipes with fresh, local ingredients, and mindfulness practices to increase focus and awareness. Lunch is included. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. firstname.lastname@example.org. 347-489-6860. Saturday, October 5. 10am-4pm.