by Alecia Eberhardt
5th Annual Day to Be Seeding Farm Tour. This fun day at the Hudson Valley Seed Library will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new seed house, a guided farm tour (including picking a pocket full of seeds), seed saving demonstrations, and tastes of varieties grown in the trial gardens. Bring your Own Picnic. Tickets are $10. $5 of your ticket can be used as a credit at our Pop-Up Seed Shop! Limited tickets—early birds get the worms. seedlibrary.org. Hudson Valley Seed Library. 484 Mettacahonts Road, Accord. September 20. 10am-2pm.
Falling Waters Preserve Hike. This 2-mile hike explores Falling Waters, a 168-acre preserve featuring 2 medium-sized cascades, ruins of the Mulford Ice House, and superlative views of the Hudson River. Good quality, ankle-height hiking boots required. Register in advance. 518-482-2410. hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. Falling Waters Preserve. Dominican Lane, Glasco. September 13. 10am.
Grahamsville (Sullivan County)
Around Neversink. Historian Carol Smythe will give an illustrated lecture on her new book Around Neversink: From the Rondout Reservoir to the Neversink Reservoir. Copies of the book will be available for sale during the program; refreshments will be served. Daniel Pierce Library Community Room. 332 Main Street, Grahamsville. 845-985-7700. timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. September 13. 2pm.
D&H Canal 5 Locks Walk Trail Guided Hike. This free walk, guided by one of the trustees of the D&H Canal Historical Society, will explore the trail along five restored locks that date from the last enlargement of the Canal around 1850, a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours will also be available at the D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum for a $5 admission fee. D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum. 23 Mohonk Road, High Falls. 845-687-9311. canalmuseum.org. September 14 and September 21. 2pm.
12th Annual RVGA Barn Dance. Celebrate Roundout Valley farmers and the Fall Harvest at this fun, rain or shine event! Kick up your heels and swing your partner at the Barn Dance and eat to your heart’s content at the local food barbeque, prepared by local chefs. Tickets can be purchased at Rondout Valley farm stands or online. 845-626-1532. rondoutvalleygrowers.org. Duchess Farm. 35 Warrens Way, High Falls. September 27. 4-10pm.
Materia Designs Presents “Wax.” 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). September’s theme is “wax.” Materia Designs. 10 Queens Highway, Kerhonkson. 845-626-0337. materiadesigns.com. September 6–7. 10am–6pm.
Discover Minnewaska: Search for the Summerhouses. This 2.5-mile hike will lead participants on a hunt for remnants of the Minnewaska “summerhouses,” rustic covered benches and gazebos that date back to the 19th century. Registration required. Minnewaska Nature Center at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson. 845-255-0752. hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. September 20. 10am.
Discover Ancient Lake Minnewaska. Vassar College professor Dr. Kirsten Menking will deliver a multi-faceted presentation on the research that she and her colleagues have conducted, using pollen, charcoal, and fossil evidence collected from the Shawangunk Ridge that give clues to the past 15,000 years of regional climate history. The talk will be followed by a hands-on walk with the scientist. Registration required. Minnewaska State Park Preserve. 5281 Route 44/55, Kerhonkson. 845-255-0752. hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. September 28. 10am.
Fall for Art Juried Art Show and Fundraiser. This event, a fundraiser to benefit the Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s 3 Emerging High School Artist competition winners, will feature 26 outstanding area artists in an art sale and cocktail reception. Tickets start at $40. Wiltwyck Golf Club. 404 Steward Lane, Kingston. 845-338-8131. fallforart.org. September 4. 6pm.
Live at The Falcon. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlborough. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com. Buffalo Stack. September 3. 8pm. Ben Fields. September 4. 7pm. Etienne Charles. September 5. 7pm. Tisziji Munoz Quartet with Paul Shaffer. September 6. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Saints of Swing and Miss Rene Bailey. September 7. 10am. Gallery at The Falcon Reception for Maria Lago. September 7. 4pm. Falling Forward—The Bluesical. September 7. 7pm. Sari Schorr Unplugged. September 8. 7pm. Steel House with Edward Simon, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade. September 9. 7pm. Anne McCue. September 10. 7pm. Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo. September 11. 7pm. KJ Denhart and The New York Unit. September 12. 7pm. The Amigos. September 13. 8pm. Sunday Brunch with the Alexis Cole Trio. September 14. 10am. Sari Schorr Unplugged. September 15. 7pm. Berger-Fonda-Sorgen Trio. September 17. 7pm. Libor Smoldas Quartet. September 18. 7pm. Garland Jeffreys. September 19. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers of Sound. September 21. 10am. James Weidman Quartet. September 21. 7pm. Sari Schorr Unplugged. September 22. 7pm. Pat O’Shea and The Honest Men. September 25. 8pm. Cameron Brown and The Hear and Now. September 26. 7pm. Soñando. September 27. 7pm. Sunday Brunch with the Erik Lawrence Quartet. September 28. 10am. Dave Stryker’s 8 Track Project. September 28. 7pm. Sari Schorr Unplugged. September 29. 7pm.
Heart of the Hudson Valley Farm Tours. The Meet Me in Marlborough organization pairs up with the Hudson River Valley Ramble to offer visitors a chance to tour a variety of U-Pick and specialty farms, farmers’ markets, wineries, entertainment, festivals, special events, historical sites, spas, antique and eclectic shops, and agri-cuisine served at restaurants, cafés, and delis. The area also offers lovely overnight accommodations and unbeatable views of the Hudson River and the mountains. See the Meet Me in Marlborough website to download route map and brochure and view event schedule. Heart of the Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. 1801 Route 9W, Marlborough. 845-616-7824. meetmeinmarlborough.com or hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. September 6–7, 13–14, 20–21, and 27–28. 10am.
4th Annual Holistic Health and Wellness Fair. This free, fun-filled event features live music and the opportunity to sample the many healing modalities available to the community, such as reiki, acupuncture, naturopathic/Chinese medicine, reflexology, yoga, hypnotism, and more. Elting Memorial Library Garden. 93 Main Street, New Paltz. 845-255-5030. eltinglibrary.org. September 7. 11am.
24th Annual Taste of New Paltz. This delicious tradition returns to New Paltz, offering festival-goers $2–$3 tastes of the Hudson Valley’s renowned food, wine, beer, and agriculture bounty. Advance tickets are $7; admission at the door is $10. Children under 12 admitted free. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz. 845-255-0243. newpaltzchamber.org. September 14. 11am–5pm.
Hudson Valley Harvest Festival. This family-friendly event promotes and celebrates agriculture in the Hudson Valley through a farmers’ market, food vendors, kids’ activities, farm animal exhibits, baking contests, and live music. Proceeds to benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and Family of Woodstock. Admission is $5 per person; children under 5 admitted free. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz. 845-340-3990. hudsonvalleyharvestfestival.com. September 20–21. 10am.
Songs of the Hudson Valley Harvest Concert. Linda Russell, acclaimed local “historical balladeer,” will perform classic regional songs. A reception will follow featuring plenty of cider, a colonial favorite. The historic stone homes of Huguenot Street will also be open all day for guided tours. Crispell Memorial French Church on Historic Huguenot Street. 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-255-1660 ext. 107. huguenotstreet.org. September 27. 3pm.
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. Olivebridge’s best private gardens will open their gates to visitors taking self-guided tours. No reservations required. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 and under admitted free. See website or call for specific locations. 888-842-2442. opendaysprogram.org. September 6. 10am–4pm.
Belleayre Mountain and Cathedral Glen Hike. This group hike will climb the summit of Belleayre Mountain to catch superb views and descend via Roaring Brook ski trail through Cathedral Glen’s beautiful hemlock forest. Hikers should pack a lunch. Please register in advance. Hike departs from Overlook Lodge, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Belleayre Mountain Road, Pine Hill. 315-853-1070. hudsonrivervalleyramble.com. September 6. 10am.
Dance Film Sundays: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Moulin Rouge—The Ballet. Presented as part of the Dance Film Sundays series, this high-definition cinema event will feature Canada’s acclaimed Royal Winnipeg Ballet in a dance adaptation of Moulin Rouge, a story of passion and romance set in bohemian Paris. Tickets are $10 for non-members, $9 for members, and $6 for children. Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main Street, Rosendale. 845-658-8989. rosendaletheatre.org. September 14. 2pm.
HITS-on-the-Hudson Championship. This championship, the culmination of a summer-long exhibition of world-class equestrian show jumping, will award riders over $2 million in prizes. Wednesday–Saturday events and shows are free. For Sunday’s events, including a harvest food festival and a performance by the legendary Charlie Daniels Band, advance tickets are $15; admission at the door is $25. Children under 12 admitted free. See website for full schedule of events. HITS-on-the-Hudson. 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties. 845-246-8833. hitsshows.com. September 3–7.
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. Saugerties’ best private gardens will open their gates to visitors taking self-guided tours. No reservations required. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 and under are admitted free. See website or call for specific locations. 888-842-2442. opendaysprogram.org. September 6. 10am–4pm.
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Mushroom Walk. Participants will be guided on an exploration of the moist woodlands of Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, host to a great variety of mushrooms. Cameras and field guides are recommended; collecting is not permitted in the preserve. Registration is required, children are welcome. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve. 8 Shady Lane, Saugerties. 845-246-5900. hudsonvalleyriverramble.com. September 13. 9am.
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival. This two-day event celebrates garlic with crafts, music, chef and farmer lectures, entertainment all day long, and of course, tons of garlic and garlic-themed food options. Advance adult tickets are $7; admission at the door is $10. Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex (Cantine Field). Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties. 845-246-3090. hvgf.com. September 27–28. 10am–6pm.
Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club Tour of Five Valleys. A weekend of exercise and sightseeing in the Hudson Valley, this tour rides through farm country hamlets in the Rondout, Sawkill, Esopus, Plattekill, and Kaaterskill regions. Choose a 30-mile, 42-mile, 62-mile, or 100-mile course. Registration starts at $40 and includes cycling socks and a post-ride lunch. Ride leaves from SUNY Ulster. 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. 845-657-9764. midhudsonbicycle.org. September 6. 6:30am.
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. September 16. 4pm–8pm.
Holistic Self-Care Class: Non-Violent Communication—Asking for What You Want. This course, presented free of charge by the Roundout Valley Holistic Health Community, will be taught by lawyer, mediator and wellness practitioner Roberta Wall. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. September 18. 7pm–8:30pm.
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. Ulster’s best private gardens will open their gates to visitors taking self-guided tours. No reservations required. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 and under are admitted free. See website or call for specific locations. 888-842-2442. opendaysprogram.org. September 6. 10am–4pm.
Understanding Native American Culture Through Archeology. This lecture by professor and archaeologist Dr. Eugene J. Boesch will explore the “pre-contact period,” the era between the first human habitation (around 13,000 years ago) up through the period of initial European exploration. The lecture is being presented in conjunction with a new museum exhibition entitled The First People of Esopus. Klyne Esopus Museum. 764 Route 9W (Broadway), Ulster Park. 845-331-8109. klyneesopusmuseum.us. September 20. 4pm.