September 1, 5-7 pm: Opening Reception for Welcome Home!, a solo exhibition by Susan Angeles at Corcoran Country Living. The artist will donate 40% of her sales to benefit anderson center for autism, where her eldest son is a long-time resident. Her work incorporates fabric, paper, crushed minerals, and found objects [info].
September 1, 7 pm: Dinner at Foxtrot with chef Daniel Messiner at Foxtrot Farm & Flowers. Served farmily style, the dinner is contemporary New England cuisine—and you’ll leave with a Foxtrot bouquet. This is the second of three seasonal dinners at the farm for 2023 [reserve].
September 9-10, 4:30-10 pm each evening: Oscine Dinner and Foraging Experience at the Orchard House at Hover Farms. Chef Nicholas Leiss (former chef at Noma) leads a foraging excursion followed by a 10-course meal with beverage pairings by Oscine [tickets].
September 12-October 17: Mommy & Me Program at fSouthlands Foundation—this program is designed for children ages 3 and up and an accompanying parent/garden. During the six week course (one hour a week), children learn the basics of grooming, safety, and riding [register].
September 14, 6:30-8 pm: Follow the Forest—a community science opportunity at the Dutchess Land Conservancy offices (or online via zoom). Learn about the follow the forest initiative and how you can participate [register].
September 15, 7 pm: Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party at Lake Taghkanic State Park [register].
September 16, 10-11:30 am: Geology Walk at Greenport Conservation Area presented by the Columbia Land Conservancy. Geologist Robert Titus will lead a walk through what was once the bottom of a cold, shallow ice age lake and explain why we know that [register].
September 23, 6 pm: Ulsterados and Juke Drifters perform at Chaseholm Farm. Burgers and hot dogs (veggie burgers too) will be available from Rosey’s and Half Moon Hudson will be making pizza in their mobile oven—or build your own picnic in the farm store [tickets].
September 23, 6-9 pm: Taste of Millbrook 2023 at Millbrook Winery. A fundraiser for the Millbrook Educational Foundation, the event features food from local restaurants and caterers, wines from Millbrook Winery, spirits from Tenmile Distillery, a silent auction, and a number of performances [tickets].
September 23, 6:30-11:30 pm: Moon Viewing: Autumnal Equinox at Innisfree. Bring a blanket or folding chair and a flashlight of headlamp—red light only. Optimal viewing begins at 8:24 pm—if you would like to set up your own telescope, you are welcome to come at 6:30 pm [tickets].
September 24, 12-2 pm: Lunch on the Bridge, a fundraiser for the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in their fern glen. Dr. Stephen Hamilton will give a brief presentation during the luncheon about harmful algal blooms in the Hudson River system [tickets].
September 28, 5:30-7 pm: Cocktail Class—Meet Local Distillers at Troutbeck. During the tasting ($75), local spirit makers will give an inside perspective on the care and skill that goes into making a cocktail—light bites will be served [inquire].
September 28, 6:30 pm: Mona Awad in conversation with Bill Clegg, an author talk organized by Oblong Books at Morton Memorial Library. Mona Awad talks about her new horror-tinted gothic fairy tale [register].
September 30, 4 pm: Rider’s Edge—Fitness for Modern Day Riders at Southlands Foundation. Christina Cordier presents a 45-minute mind/body fitness class ($75) combining pilates and yogic concepts designed to balance the rider and heighten core connection [info].
September 30-October 1: Handcrafted Octoberfest: a family harvest celebration at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The festival features the Hudson Valley’s best beer, wine, spirits, and gourmet foods. Kids can interact with farm animals at the agri-venture center [tickets].
October 1, 9 am-3:30 pm: Horsepower: a Motorcycle Charity Ride benefitting and starting/ending at 13 Hands Equine Rescue. At 9 am, enjoy coffee and bagels at registration before a 65-mile motorcycle ride through Dutchess and Columbia counties. At 12:30 pm, the event opens to all guests—enjoy a bbq luncheon, live music, 50/50 raffle, and more from 1:30-3:30 pm [tickets].
October 1, 5–8 pm: Hannah Juanita performs at Chaseholm Farm. Burgers and hot dogs (veggie burgers too) will be available from Rosey’s and Half Moon Hudson will be making pizza in their mobile oven—or build your own picnic in the farm store [tickets].
October 7, 10 am-2 pm: Falconry at Troutbeck. During this experience ($50) led by TC Bird Management, you will meet birds, owls, and hawks and acquire basic falconry husbandry and handling techniques [inquire].
October 7, 11 am-4 pm: Winnakee Land Trust presents a self-guided tour of historical Hudson Valley barns and working farms, followed by a closing reception (4-6 pm) at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in their 1895 Stanford White Barn [tickets].
October 9, 6 am-5 pm: Morning Light: Sunrise/Community Day at Innisfree. Part of New York State’s “Path Through History Weekend,” this is also Community Day—admission is free for residents of most northeast Dutchess towns. Landscape curator Kate Kerin will give a tour at 10:30 am [tickets].
October 13, 6 pm: Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party at Lake Taghkanic State Park [register].
October 14–15, 4:30–10 pm each evening: Oscine Dinner and Foraging Experience at the Orchard House at Hover Farms. Chef Nicholas Leiss (former chef at Noma) leads a foraging excursion followed by a 10-course meal with beverage pairings by oscine [tickets].
November 10, 5:30 pm: Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party at Lake Taghkanic State Park [register].
December 8, 4:30 pm: Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party at Lake Taghkanic State Park [register].