Delhi (Delaware County)
Taste of the Catskills Festival. This two-day, family-friendly event, presented by Catskill Mountainkeeper, showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of the region. A variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants will be featured, with the focus on the route that food takes from “farm to fork.” Visitors can also enjoy live music and watch (or partake in) the popular “Farm Olympics” competition. Adult admission is $8 per day or $10 for both; children’s admission is $5 per day or $7 for both. Dinner tickets also available. Maple Shade Farm. 2066 County Highway 18, Delhi. tasteofthecatskills.com. October 11–12. 10am.
Evening Event for Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs. This panel discussion, hosted by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, will feature Dr. Arnaldo Sehwerert, regional director of the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center; Carlos A. Campuzano, a bilingual marketing professional at Ulster Savings Bank; and Genero Garcia, co-owner of Gaby’s Café in Ellenville. Panelists will share advice and success stories for Spanish speakers interested in opening a business in Ulster County. Gaby’s Café. 150 Canal Street, Ellenville. 845-340-3800. ulstercountyny.gov. October 29. 5pm–6:30pm.
Family of Ellenville Penny Social and Silent Auction. All proceeds from this fall fundraiser will benefit Family of Ellenville services. Regular table tickets are 100 for $1. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, money tree, special tables, holiday and kid’s tables. Very special items will be auctioned. Refreshments include meat pies, hot dogs, coffee, cakes. Norbury Hall, Pioneer Fire Company. Center Street, Ellenville. 845-647-2443. October 4. Doors: 5pm, Calling: 6:30PM.
The D&H Canal Historical Society’s Sunday Flea Market. This eclectic flea market offers antiques and collectibles, local crafts, jewelry, vintage clothing, plants, food, and more! Discriminating collectors and inveterate browsers welcome. Grady Park. Route 213, High Falls. 845-810-0471. canalmuseum.org. Every Sunday, weather permitting. October 5, 12, 19, and 26. 9am–4pm.
Wine Tasting on the Five Locks Walk. This event, sponsored by Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits and Emmanuel’s Marketplace, offers appetizers and tastings of five different wines, one at each lock. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit the D&H Canal Historical Society. Walk departs from the village green in front of the Depuy Canal House. 1315 Main Street, High Falls. 845-687-9311. canalmuseum.org. October 11. 1pm–4pm. Rain date October 12. 1pm–4pm.
Fall Moon Walk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. A waning gibbous “hunter’s moon” will light up the trail as tour guides tell stories about the historic figures and legends of the Hudson Valley. Light snacks will be served around a bonfire. Bring a flashlight! No pets, bikes, or scooters permitted. Admission is $5; children under 6 will be admitted free of charge. Walk departs from the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot. 101 New Paltz Road, Highland. 845-418-5184. hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net. October 10. 7pm–9pm.
Hunter (Greene County)
Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain. This multi-week event brings authentic German and German-American traditions, including live music and entertainment, food, and beer, to the northern Catskills in peak foliage season. Free admission; all are welcome to this family-friendly event! See website for full schedule of events. Hunter Mountain. 7740 Main Street, Hunter. 518-263-4223. huntermtn.com. October 4–5, 11–12, and 18–19. 11am–6:15pm.
Grahamsville (Sullivan County)
Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore. Marty Podskoch, retired educator and author of 6 books, will talk about the history of New York State’s 113 fire towers, which were built in the early 20th century as a response to the fires that raged in New York’s wooded areas. Refreshments will be served. Daniel Pierce Library Community Room. 332 Main Street, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. October 25. 2pm.
Materia Designs Presents “Paper.” Each month, Materia hosts weekend-long events inspired by a specific material, in which they present an experimental-yet-functional collection of items (all available for purchase). October’s theme is “paper.” Materia Designs. 10 Queens Highway, Kerhonkson. 845-626-0337. materiadesigns.com. October 11–12. 10am–6pm.
18th Century Autumn Festival. Get hands-on experience with the activities that were commonly performed in the fall during the 18th century, including meat smoking, blacksmithing, hearth-side cooking, pressing apples into cider, dipping candles, and making cornhusk dolls and dried apple wreaths. Free and fun for the whole family. Senate House and Museum. 296 Fair Street, Kingston. 845-338-2786. October 4. 11am–3pm.
O+ Festival. This music, art, and wellness festival features more than 40 bands, 20 visual and performing artists, and classes in yoga, sound healing, meditation, dance, QiGong, and more. Tickets begin at $35. Uptown District. Wall Street, Kingston. opositivefestival.org. October 10–12.
12th Annual Forsyth Nature Center’s Fall Festival. This family-friendly event offers live music, children’s games, crafts, wagon rides, bounce houses, vendors, raffles, and more. The Forsyth Nature Center will also be open, and families are welcome to visit peacocks, tortoises, steers, and the rest of the center’s resident animals. Admission is free. Forsyth Park and Nature Center. 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston. 845-339-3053. forsythnaturecenter.org. October 12. 10am–4pm.
12th Annual Theremin Ghosts Hudson Valley Tour. Performing since 2003, the “Theremin Ghosts” trio (Robert Milby, Carl Welden, and Christopher Wheeling) performs poetry, ghost stories, and spooky theremin music, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $5. Half Moon Books. 35 North Front Street, Kingston. 845-331-5439. October 14. 7pm.
Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. This show, the largest rail-themed event in Ulster County, features the best model train displays (including 11,000 square feet of operating train layouts), memorabilia, and related hobby items for display and for sale. Tickets are $6 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center. 467 Broadway, Kingston. 845-481-4198. kingstontrainshow.com. October 19. 10am–4pm.
Live at The Falcon. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlborough. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com. OROD Band CD Release Event with openers The Reverend Television’s Whizz Bang! and the Sweet Clementines. October 1. 7pm. Chris Beard, “Prince of the Blues.” October 2. 7pm. Arlen Roth Band with opener Lexie Roth. October 3. 7pm. Ed Palermo Big Band presents “Zodd Zundgren.” October 4. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis. October 5. 10am. Tisziji Munoz Quartet with John Medeski. October 5. 7pm. Faith! Hope! Love! Corey Dandridge & Friends’ World of Gospel. October 6. 7pm. The Costellos. October 8. 7pm. Chris O’Leary Band. October 9. 7pm. “Anything Mose!” with Richard Julian & The John Chin Quartet. October 11. 7pm. Faith! Hope! Love! Corey Dandridge & Friends’ World of Gospel. October 13. 7pm. Big Bang Jazz Gang presents “Monk & More!” October 15. 7pm. Eddie Henderson Quintet with opener Kathleen Grace. October 17. 7pm. Simone Felice presents “Strangers.” October 18. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Willa McCarthy Band. October 19. 10am. Duke McVinnie Band with opener Connor Kennedy. October 19. 7pm. Faith! Hope! Love! Corey Dandridge & Friends’ World of Gospel. October 20. 7pm. Karen Mantler Trio. October 22. 7pm. “Four For,” a Todd Coolman Quartet. October 23. 7pm. Professor Louie & The Crowmatrix with opener The BK Project. October 24. 7pm. Fall into Fashion Benefit for the Milton Train Station. October 25. 1pm. Sunday Brunch with the Erik Lawrence Quartet. October 26. 10am. John Megegon Quartet. October 26. 7pm. Faith! Hope! Love! Corey Dandridge & Friends’ World of Gospel. October 27. 7pm. Nicole Henry. October 29. 7pm. Club d’Elf presents “Fire in the Brain.” October 30. 7pm. Ed Palermo Big Band Halloween! October 31. 7pm.
12th Annual Theremin Ghosts Hudson Valley Tour. Performing since 2003, the “Theremin Ghosts” trio (Robert Milby, Carl Welden, and Christopher Wheeling) performs poetry, ghost stories, and spooky theremin music, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $5. Mudd Puddle Café. 10 Main Street (inside the Water Street Market), New Paltz. 845-255-3436. October 18. 7pm.
12th Annual Theremin Ghosts Hudson Valley Tour. Performing since 2003, the “Theremin Ghosts” trio (Robert Milby, Carl Welden, and Christopher Wheeling) performs poetry, ghost stories, and spooky theremin music, just in time for Halloween. Pine Bush Library Community Center. 227 Maple Avenue, Pine Bush. 845-744-3375. pinebushlibrary.com. October 7. 7pm.
Red Hook (Dutchess County)
Red Hook Film Festival–Call for Entries. Filmmakers within a 100-mile radius of Red Hook are invited to submit to the 2014 Festival event “Harvest Shorts.” This year’s event will be November 14-15, and a special event for children 6-10 called ‘KidsFest’ Saturday afternoon. Tickets will be on sale at Red Hook Community Arts Network beginning October 6 and online beginning October 20. Tickets will be $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $6 for all seats at KidsFest. Proceeds from the film festival go to support the Red Hook Community Arts Network. redhookfilmfestival.com. Submission deadline: October 26. Festival: November 14-15.
Tales of the Hudson Valley. This performance is a theatrical adaptation of the works of Washington Irving, America’s first man of letters, including portions of Irving’s popular stories and characters, including Rip van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and many others. This special matinee performance is especially for older adults. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. October 1. 11am.
Song of the New Earth Screening. This presentation, a collaboration between the Rosendale Theatre and the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community, will include a screening of the film Song of the New Earth, a biopic about sound healer Tom Kenyon. In addition, local musicians will be performing sound healing for the audience. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rvhhc.org or rosendaletheatre.org. October 7. 7:15pm.
Dance Film Sundays: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Presented as part of the Dance Film Sundays series, this high-definition cinema event will feature the iconic production best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Tickets are $10 for non-members, $9 for members, and $6 for children. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. October 8. 7:15pm. October 12. 3pm.
Saugerties First Friday. Each month, one of “America’s coolest small towns” stays open late to offer special activities, live music, specialty cocktail and microbrew tastings, and discounts on art, clothing, and home goods. Various locations throughout the Village of Saugerties. facebook.com/saugertiesfirstfriday. October 3. 5pm–10pm.
Mezzaluna Writers’ Night. This monthly event invites area poets and writers to read at an open mic. Dinner is also available. October’s featured poet is Victoria Sullivan. Café Mezzaluna. 626 Route 212, Saugerties. 845-246-5306. cafemezzaluna.com. October 10. 7pm.
Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide array of healing modalities including acupuncture, massage, Qigong, nutritional counseling, and homeopathic medicine will be available to try at this free monthly event. Patients are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations and community service pledges will be accepted. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. October 21. 4–8pm.
Holistic Self-Care Class: Improve Your Vision. This course, presented free of charge by the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community, will be taught by Dr. Marc Grossman, a holistic eye doctor and acupuncturist. Family Traditions. 3853 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. October 23. 7pm–8:30pm.
Woodstock Jazz Festival. Join Radio Woodstock for the inaugural Woodstock Jazz Festival, an evening of performances from the “who’s who” of local and national jazz musicians including John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier, Ben Perowsky, Chris Speed, and Uri Caine. Tickets start at $25. Bearsville Theater. 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock. 845-679-7600. bearsvilletheater.com. October 4. 6:30pm.
15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. This “fiercely independent” festival, hailed by industry members as “the finest of a dying breed” and “what a film festival should be,” offers five days of films, including narrative features, documentaries, and shorts, as well as panels, roundtables, and celebratory events. See website or visit the Film Festival office for complete schedule of events and ticket purchase. Woodstock Film Festival Office. 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock. Events held at theaters and venues throughout Woodstock, Saugerties, Rhinebeck, and Rosendale. 845-679-4265. woodstockfilmfestival.com. October 15–19.