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July 3, 11 am-12:30 pm: Stream Explorers with Philmont Public Library at High Falls, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. During this guided program, nature enthusiasts of all ages will investigate what is living in the stream. Nets, magnifying glasses, field guides, and other tools will be available to use [register].
540 Roxbury Road, Hudson

July 5, 5:30-9 pm: Chosen Family Presents: Sun Ra Arkestra (Night 1) at Opus 40. Under the direction of Marshall Allen (at the age of 100!), the Arkestra will bring cosmic tones for mental therapy, impressive jazz, space chants, and some of the most beautiful universal music imaginable. This event is organized by Chosen Family Presents, a free monthly zine focusing on connecting and encouraging local art, music, and ideas in the Hudson Valley [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 5, 6:30 pm: Jaws + Q&A with Nat Benchley at the Moviehouse. Revisit Steven Spielberg’s 1975 summer blockbuster that made us all afraid to get back in the ocean. With a special intro and post film Q&A by Nat Benchley, brother of Peter Benchley, author of Jaws [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

July 5, 8 pm: Larry Owens at the Spiegeltent. The “virtuosic” (New York Times) Larry Owens (Abbott Elementary, A24’s ProblemistaA Strange Loop) makes his Spiegeltent debut with a brand new hour of stand-up comedy and music. In the current battle of arts and entertainment, who will win—Larry or Artificial Intelligence? Using his unique blend of characters, stand-up, and song, Owens hilariously defends human self-expression as our global birthright [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 6, 10 am: Intuitive Plant Drawing and Meditation with Beck Iasillo at Churchtown Dairy. [tickets].
357 County Road 12, Hudson

July 6, 10 am-2 pm: Repair Café at the Stanford Free Library. Volunteer repair coaches from the community will help you fix your small appliances, lamps, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, clothing, and more. Learn from Hudson Valley Repair Café coaches as they make repairs [info].
6035 Route 82, Stanfordville

July 6, 12-6 pm: Live Music at the Tasting Room at Taconic Distillery. Shop the Taconic Distillery retail store, do a tasting of their bourbon and ryes, or have a cocktail in their tasting room (or patio when weather permits) every Saturday from 12-6 pm. No reservations needed unless over 10+ people. On July 6, there will be live music by the Mike Seminara Duo (3-6 pm) and a food pop-up by From the Ground Up (2-6 pm) [info].
179 Bowen Road, Stanfordville

July 6, 2 pm: AstroHerbalism: The Secret Language of Plants and Planets at Flower Power. A three part series led by Myrto Daskaloudi of Moons of Aphrodites. In this class, students will understand the insightful language of plant and planet energetics. The first class will focus on understanding the energetics of the planets, how they can affect us in our somatic experience and what plant energetics they align with. The three classes are July 6, 7, and 17 [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

July 6, 5 pm: “Red White and Blues” Summer Party at Wilderstein. Live music, fabulous food and libations, silent auction, house tours, and fun [tickets].
330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck

July 6, 5:30-9 pm: Chosen Family Presents: Sun Ra Arkestra (Night 2) at Opus 40. Under the direction of Marshall Allen (at the age of 100!), the Arkestra will bring cosmic tones for mental therapy, impressive jazz, space chants, and some of the most beautiful universal music imaginable. This event is organized by Chosen Family Presents, a free monthly zine focusing on connecting and encouraging local art, music, and ideas in the Hudson Valley [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 6, 8 pm: Ari Shapiro: Thank You for Listening at the Spiegeltent. one of America’s most recognized and beloved storytellers debuts his new cabaret solo show at the Spiegeltent. Hilarious and moving, Thank You for Listening adapts tales from Shapiro’s best-selling memoir, The Best Strangers In the World, into an evening of stories and songs about the power of listening to forge connections [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 7, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: Mac $ Cheeze Balkan Trio at Opus 40. Mac $ Cheeze Balkan Power Trio is an acoustic group specializing in traditional and modern village and urban folk music from the southern Balkans. Their repertoire features music from Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greek, and Turkey and is strongly influenced by Roma and Ottoman cultures and traditions [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 7, 2 pm: AstroHerbalism: The Secret Language of Plants and Planets at Flower Power. A three part series led by Myrto Daskaloudi of Moons of Aphrodites. In this class, students will understand the insightful language of plant and planet energetics. The first class will focus on understanding the energetics of the physical body through the Greek humoral theory. The three classes are July 6, 7, and 17 [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

July 7, 3 pm: Outdoor Concert by the Hudson Valley Chamber Musicians at Starr Library [info].
68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck

July 7, 3 pm: Choro Das 3 at the Spiegeltent. This trio of three sisters from São Paulo, Brazil are highly regarded as some of the best choro musicians in the world. Returning to the Spiegeltent after an enchanting performance last summer, the virtuosic family trio carries on a 100-year-old tradition known as the first Brazilian genre of popular music [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 7, 4 pm: Centuries, presented as part of Summer Play Lab at Ancram Center for the Arts. Collaborators Kate Douglas, Matthew Dean Marsh, and Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez explore how to persist in a plastic world. This immersive concert event celebrates humanity and the willingness to face the unknown in a changing world [tickets].
1330 County Route 7, Ancram

July 9, 12 pm: The Women of Olana: A Webinar with Allegra Davis organized by Olana State Historic Site. Join The Olana Partnership’s Associate Curator, Allegra Davis, for a look at the lives and work of some of the women who called Olana home. From the creation of Olana by the Church family starting in 1860 to its preservation as a historic site a century later, women have played a central and vital role in the story of this place [register].

July 9, 1:15 pm: Extras Needed for Short Mystery Film Scene being filmed at Babette’s Kitchen, organized by the Millbrook Library. The Millbrook Library is partnering with local businesses to make a short mystery film this summer! Extras are needed to help bring a scene at Babette’s Kitchen to life. The Babette’s Kitchen scene will be filmed Tuesday, July 9, from 1:15 to 2 pm. Registration is required. All ages are welcome and encouraged to take part [register].
3293 Franklin Ave, Millbrook

July 9, 4 pm: Read to Therapy Dog Jambo at the Stanford Free Library. He’s a gentle giant who loves to make new friends. People of all ages are welcome to come and visit with him. Sign up for a 15 minute slot with Jambo [register].
6035 Route 82, Stanfordville

July 9, 6 pm: Author Talk: Glynnis MacNicol at Oblong Books. When you’re a woman of a certain age, you are only promised that everything will get worse. But what if everything you’ve been told is a lie? Glynnis MacNicol will talk about her new book, I’m Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself: One Woman’s Pursuit of Pleasure in Paris, and her wild 2021 trip to Paris with Alyssa Mastromonaco [register].
6422 Montgomery Street #6, Rhinebeck

July 10, 5 pm: Wood-fired Pizza Camp at Stissing House. A kids pizza making class taught by expert dough maker, Stephen Shami. Snacks will be available on arrival for kids, who will then make pizzas of their very own for us to fire in the wood oven. Pizza will be available for parents, as well as a cash bar. After pizza, we will finish with a make your own sundae bar [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

July 10-August 14: Creative Tarot Workshop at Friendly City Creative Club. This workshop is for artists and makers who want to immerse in Tarot’s rich symbolism and learn practical techniques to infuse their creative practice with new energy. Whether you’re a seasoned Tarot reader or you’ve never picked up a deck, this workshop will guide you in harnessing the power of Tarot for inspiration and innovation in your everyday life. Our goal is to build a body of work in its beginning stages or already in process [tickets].
725 Warren Street, Hudson

July 11, 5:30-7:30 pm: Natural Dyeing: Foraged Dyes, a workshop by Chickadee Studio and Supply at Flower Power. Past of a 5-workshop series on natural dyes, each 2 hour workshop features a variety of dye materials to learn about and test [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

July 11, 5:30-7:30 pm: Opening Reception for Bound Rocks and Functional Women: New Work from Jared Handelsman and Portia Munson, an exhibition at Opus 40. Portia Munson will be showing her “Functional Women” drawings and a series of functional women planters and Jared Handelsman will show black and white framed images of his rock sculptures and places his bound rocks and windchimes from found objects on the Opus 40 trails [info].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 11, 8 pm: East Nash Grass at the Spiegeltent. East Nash Grass strikes a surprising balance between undeniably hard-driving bluegrass and introspective songwriting with earnest narration. Featuring a who’s-who of Nashville’s hottest young pickers, the joy and passion these musicians feel towards the genre is infused in every note they play and every word they sing [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 12, 9 am-12 pm: Floating Friday at Hand Hollow, a volunteer day organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. This month’s volunteer work party will take place at Hand Hollow. Please note that this event will start at the Gale Road entrance. While floating in Meizinger Lake, participants will help care for this special place by removing invasive water chestnuts from the water. Bring a water bottle, and sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Kayaks will be provided, but CLC welcomes individuals to bring their own kayaks [register].
451 Gale Hill Road, East Chatham

July 12, 5 pm: Summer Cooking Class Meets Dinner Party with Clare de Boer at Stissing House. It’s a cooking class meets dinner party: The evening will include a demonstration of four dishes, you’ll cook along, then everyone will eat the feast together. Expect to be well-fed and come away with a repertoire of summer hits, maybe a few new friends. Please arrive on time with a chef’s knife and paring knife [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

July 12, 5:30-7 pm: Make a Mug (OK, Two!) at Bes. Attendees will create ceramic mugs using basic hand building techniques (slab, pinch, coil) and leave them to be fired. All materials and tools will be provided [tickets].
50 Main Street, Millerton

July 12, 6 pm: Author Talk: Lucy Knisley at Oblong Books. Meet artist and author Lucy Knisley and hear her talk about the hilarious and of course dramatic world of Linney the House Cat, star of Lucy’s popular webcomic, whose antics have been gathered into a graphic novel for the very first time. Knisley’s new book is called Woe: A Housecat’s Story of Despair [register].
6422 Montgomery Street #6, Rhinebeck

July 12, 6-8:30 pm: Columbia County Farm Resource Expo at Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Columbia County Farm Bureau, along with CLC and the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District, is hosting a summer farm expo for individuals interested in learning about the resources available to support farming in Columbia County. Numerous farm-related organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on programs available that can help current farmers with their operations and help new farmers get started [register].
1024 State Route 66, Ghent

July 12, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm: On the Fly Story Slam at Opus 40. On the Fly Story Slam presents an evening of five minute, true stories, inspired by the evening’s theme. This week’s theme is “hidden beauty.” Come tell a story or just sit back and listen [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 12 and 13, 8 pm each evening: Susanne Bartsch presents New York, New York! at the Spiegeltent. Nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch returns for a sixth season with her risque cabaret vaudeville extraordinaire, full of flavor from all walks of life. With a knockout lineup of performers, New York, New York! is a wake-up call direct from the city that never sleeps [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 13, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

July 13, 9 am-1 pm: Appalachian Trail Workday: Invasive Species Management at the Pawling Nature Reserve. The Dutchess Land Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy host this workday on a section of the Appalachian Trail. There will be tasks for all fitness levels after a moderately steep 0.75-mile hike to the site. Come and learn to identify invasives, and be a part of making this trail more enjoyable for all! Lunch will be provided [register].
Hurds Corners Road, Pawling

July 13, 10 am: Adventure Lab: Historic Main Street, Pleasant Valley, a walking tour organized by the Millbrook Library. Adventure Labs are walking tours that allow you to learn about local history on the go. For this Adventure Lab, the group will be visiting Pleasant Valley’s Historic Main Street. Meet in the Dollar General parking lot. The walk will take 30-45 minutes [register].
1600 Main Street, Pleasant Valley

July 13, 12-6 pm: Tasting Room open at Taconic Distillery. Shop the Taconic Distillery retail store, do a tasting of their bourbon and ryes, or have a cocktail in their tasting room (or patio when weather permits) every Saturday from 12-6 pm. No reservations needed unless over 10+ people [info].
179 Bowen Road, Stanfordville

July 13, 4 pm: Crystal Radio Sessions at Ancram Center for the Arts. Crystal Radio Sessions, curated by Hudson Valley author Ashley Mayne, features actors reading fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and personal essays by established and emerging writers [tickets].
1330 County Route 7, Ancram

July 13, 5-9 pm: Reggae on The Rock: SunDub & Upstate Reggae Posse at Opus 40. Born out of a weekly music residency at a local watering hole, Brooklyn-based SunDub has developed into a collaborative mix of New York City musicians, consistently turning heads with an offering of classic reggae repertoire peppered with original and featured soul and blues almost weekly since 2013 [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 13, 6-9 pm: Sensory: Meditation + Dinner Party at RAD Studio Space. A truly special dinner party that starts with a 20 minute meditation in our yoga room followed by a curated five-course dinner party in a stunning dining room. Ticket includes a guided meditation, 5-course meal and two drinks. Cocktails provided by Tenmile Distillery [tickets].
521 Warren Street, Hudson

July 13, 6-10 pm: Ulsterados and John Hatchett at Chaseholm Farm. Part of a series of live music events at Chaseholm Farm aka picnicking heaven [info].
115 Chase Road, Pine Plains

July 14, 10 am-1 pm: Littlest Farmers Market at Hackett Farm Supply. A market where the vendors are all kids ages 12 and under. The kids are selling farm fresh eggs, produce, flowers, herb-infused popsicles, ice cream, crafts, and more. There is still time for kids to get involved in this summer’s markets—contact the market for details [info] .
2297 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners

July 14, 10 am-3 pm: Volunteer Day at the Haunted Fortress of Stanford. Drop by for a spell or for the entire time. Conjure up your courage and help put together another spooky October at the Fortress. Lunch will be provided. Bring gloves! No open-toed shoes or Crocs [info].
11 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

July 14, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: Blueberry at Opus 40 Blueberry is also known as Gwen Snyder Siegal, who writes, produces and arranges all the music, and plays half the instruments herself. “Blueberry is my alter ego,” Gwen says, “she exists in the musical-astral plane.” Snyder has lent her talents as a musician and vocalist to a diverse and impressive list of industry names: Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, jazz great Don Byron, Eighties pop act Tears for Fears, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, singer-songwriters Ben Taylor and Jonathan Rice, Brand New Heavies singer N’Dea Davenport, David Bowie bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, New York bands Nervous Cabaret and Johnny Society, and many others [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 15-16: The Eastern New York Jr. Holstein at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, a Holstein cow showcase [info].
6636 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck

July 17, 5:30 pm: AstroHerbalism: The Secret Language of Plants and Planets at Flower Power. A three part series led by Myrto Daskaloudi of Moons of Aphrodites. In this class, students will understand the insightful language of plant and planet energetics. The first class will focus on understanding the energetics of the physical body through the Greek humoral theory. The three classes are July 6, 7, and 17 [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

July 17, 7 pm: Artists for Soup at the Millbrook Library. Hear Maria Mercedes Alvarez Valle, Greg Bowles, Allan Justino Lindo Muñoz, and Judith Nichols talk about the work of Artists for Soup, Inc., a Millbrook, New York-based non-profit organization using agroecology and art to engage Central American communities with improving food security, nutrition, and care for the earth [register].
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook

July 18, 12:30-7 pm: Third Thursdays at Olana State Historic Site. Join a free program happening in the Wagon House Education Center. At 4 pm on July 18, there will be a Farmscape Ecology Walk and at 6 pm, there will be live music by Brasskill [info].
5270 State Route 9G, Hudson

July 18, 6:30 pm: NT Live: Present Laughter at the Moviehouse. The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) and Indira Varma returns to the big screen. Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

July 18, 8 pm: Sam Reider & The Human Hands at the Spiegeltent. Irresistible melodies, joyful improvisation, and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed a “mash-up of the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France, and the Punch Brothers.” Led by Latin Grammy-nominated accordionist, pianist, and composer Sam Reider, The Human Hands features some of the brightest names in bluegrass and jazz [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 19, 10 am-12 pm: 2024 Garden & Woods Walk at Wethersfield Estate & Garden. The Dutchess Land Conservancy has partnered with Wetherfield once more for this stroll along the paths of the formal gardens of Wethersfield, and then through the verdant forests of the Wilderness Walk [tickets].
257 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia

July 19, 5-7 pm: Opening Reception for The Urgency of Leisure, a solo exhibition by Dana Robinson at Troutbeck. Robinson uses painting, collage, printmaking, and fabric to address the topics of youth, femme identity, ownership, nostalgia through combining, reproducing and blurring vintage Black media [register].
515 Leedsville Road, Amenia

July 19, 5:30-9 pm: Notice Recordings: ⎤⎤⎤ (Chantal Michelle/Grace Villamil) with Camilo Ángeles and Joanna Mattrey at Opus 40. ⎤⎤⎤ is an experimental noise project formed by Chantal Michelle and Grace Villamil. Working across performance and installation, they examine processes of sound obliteration through synthesis, electronics, found sounds, and vocalization [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 19, 6-10 pm: Opening reception for Unruly Edges, a group exhibition curated by Charlotte Woolf at Foxtrot Farm & Flowers. The exhibition will be on view for this weekend only, with events happening each day of the show: live music during the opening on July 19, a tattoo pop-up with Maddie Osborne (July 19 from 2 to 8 pm, and July 20 from 11 am to 5 pm), a reading and conversation with authors Jenny Fran Davis, Maggie Millner, and Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian (July 21 from 1 to 3 pm), and more [info].
6862 Route 82, Stanfordville

July 19, 7 pm: Comedy Night: Buddy Fitzpatrick & Chris Monty at the Stissing Center. With over 20 years of stand-up comedy and television under his belt, Chris Monty continues to delight audiences worldwide. Buddy Fitzpatrick, a native of Philadelphia, is currently a New York City club favorite sharing his comedy perspective [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

July 19, 7 pm: Folk Feast with Jess Williamson & Greg Freeman at Stissing House [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

July 19, 8 pm: Mali Obomsawin at the Spiegeltent. Wabanaki bassist, composer, and songwriter Mali Obomsawin’s music flies in the face of Western tropes that insist Indigenous cultures are monolithic, trapped in time. Highlighting centuries of clever adaptation and resistance in her own community, Obomsawin points toward abundant horizons for Indigenous peoples [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 20, 10:30 am-12 pm: Water Wars at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. Spend the morning with the firefighters of the Greenport Fire Department and learn to operate a real fire hose! Younger children will be able to use packs that squirt water: firefighters use these to fight brush fires! Get ready to work with brave firefighters to take on this challenge, and see who will “rain” supreme during Water Wars [info].
117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson

July 20, 11 am: Garden Talk: Tick Patterns and Prevention in Dutchess County at Bellefield, organized by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association. In this talk, disease ecologist Felicia Keesing will describe a recent project to determine how controlling ticks in residential neighborhoods of Dutchess County, New York affected tick abundance, tick infection, and incidence of tick-borne diseases in people and pets. Keesing will also describe patterns of tick abundance and infection in yards in Dutchess County [register].
4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park

July 20, 12-6 pm: Live Music at the Tasting Room at Taconic Distillery. Shop the Taconic Distillery retail store, do a tasting of their bourbon and ryes, or have a cocktail in their tasting room (or patio when weather permits) every Saturday from 12-6 pm. No reservations needed unless over 10+ people. On July 20, there will be live music by Brandon Stoner (3-6 pm) and a food pop-up by Church St. Catering (2-6 pm) [info].
179 Bowen Road, Stanfordville

July 20, 1-4 pm: Artmaking in the Afternoon at Olana State Historic Site. Inspired by your time at Olana? Join The Olana Partnership educators for hands-on artmaking using professional materials and a series of prompts to get your creativity flowing. This is a free, drop in program. All materials provided [info].
5270 State Route 9G, Hudson

July 20, 3-5 pm: Opening reception for Shou Sugi Ban Sculptures, an exhibition by James Casebere at the Archive Gallery on the ‘T’ Space Reserve. For this exhibition, Casebere will present a new series of large-scale wooden geometric sculptures that engage notions of synthetic nature: bio-design—or self-generating forms that suggest organic or inorganic growth. The exhibition remains on view through October 13 [info].
60 Round Lake Road, Rhinebeck

July 20, 3-5 pm: Open Studios at the Wassaic Project. The Wassaic Project’s artists-in-residence open the doors to their studios and welcome visitors to peek at their creative processes. Maxon Mills is a unique exhibition space, an historic, seven-story wooden grain elevator along the train tracks that has been repurposed into a magnificent gallery for contemporary artists [info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

July 20, 4:30 pm: Roger Phillips Concert Series: the East River Blues Band at Starr Library. The East River Blues Band features hypnotizing harmonica, soul-filled guitar, soaring fiddle and lots of singing in their energetic and eclectic sets of blues and Americana [info].
68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck

July 20, 5-7 pm: Let’s Get Out Together at Overmountain, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. Part of a free summer event series featuring friends, food, and fun. This relaxed, summer celebration event at Overmountain will include free ice cream from local farm Golden Organics and guided nature walks led by The Forest Fleur offered at 5:15 and 6 pm. Kites and bubbles will be available to use throughout the event [register].
138 Catalano Road, Ancram

July 20, 7 pm-12 am: Dance Party: ¡Viva Democracía! at The Lantern. This is the second in a series of late-night, dress-up dance parties that Tim ‘Love’ Lee and Scott Anderson are throwing as The Capricorn Dream Sound Machine. They’ll take you on a world tour of some of the most famous, but entirely fictional, hot spots from the last 100 years. Wassaic Project artists will help bring the dream alive [tickets].
10 Main Street, Wassaic

July 20, 7:30 pm: Rizo: Home, presented by Ancram Center for the Arts at the Circa 1799 Barn. Rizo uses her trademark blend of songs, stories, performance art, comedy and glamor to explore the nature of home and how it informs our identity [tickets].
105 Simons Road, Ancramdale

July 20, 8 pm: School Pictures: Milo Cramer and Morgan Green at the Spiegeltent. This playful collection of poem-songs, written and performed by Milo Cramer ’12—a former tutor—paints intimate portraits of ten NYC students fighting to get into competitive schools. Directed by fellow Bard alum Morgan Green ’12, School Pictures is a charming musical journal of keen observations which builds to a sweeping meditation on inequality, learning, parenting, and the cruelty of puberty [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 21, 11 am: Mushroom Walk with Chris Baker, The Chicory Naturalist at Opus 40. Mushroom novices and old hands alike will enjoy this foray in the dreamy wooded acres surrounding the sculpture at Opus 40 led by Chris Baker, certified mushroom forager and founder of Chicory Naturalist in Kingston. Participants will earn important skills for mushroom identification, sustainable foraging practices, and appreciation for the many roles fungi play in our ecosystem. Please bring a basket for picking and sensible shoes for heading off trail [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 21, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: Biryani Boys at Opus 40. The Biryani Boys are Mustafa Bhagat and David Freeman, a sitar and tabla music making duo, whose web series promises to delight anyone interested in the fascinating world of Indian classical music [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 21, 1 pm: NT Live: Present Laughter at the Moviehouse. The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) and Indira Varma returns to the big screen. Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

July 21, 3 pm: Lost Lake by David Auburn at the Stissing Center. The second play reading in Bountiful: Rural Voices, a series of three plays celebrating life in rural America. David Auburn’s Lost Lake is a tense, carefully wrought drama about the surprising, complicated friendship formed by two very different people with no one else to turn to [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

July 23, 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Learn & Play: The Roosevelt Home Garden with NPS Horticulturists. The Home Garden, nearly two acres in size, was a central part of life for the Roosevelt family but in 1948, it was replaced by a parking lot for the National Historic Site and the Presidential Library. It was not until 1975, when the park acquired the Bellefield property to the north of Springwood, that the park could begin to consider relocating visitor parking and reestablishing the original Home Garden. Once again thriving—all food grown on site gets donated to Dutchess Outreach—find out from the experts what it takes to turn a parking lot back into a garden. Gather at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, then walk over to the Home Garden at the FDR Historic Site to learn more about the history of Sarah Roosevelt’s Home Garden and the process of recovering the garden from the past from National Park Service horticulturists Anna deCordova and Susan MacAvery [register].
4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park

July 23, 3-5 pm: Meadow Pollinator Walk with Hawthorne Valley at Overmountain, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. Join researchers from the Farmscape Ecology Program for an exploration of a pollinator meadow that volunteers seeded in the autumn of 2019 on a former corn field at Overmountain. During this walk, participants will investigate several questions, including which native plants were seeded, who are the native (and non-native) plants growing in the meadow as it enters its fifth season, and which pollinators visit their flowers [tickets].
138 Catalano Road, Ancram

July 24, 5:30-6:30 pm: Light and Shadow Workshop at Bennett Park, organized by the Millbrook Library. Join the Millbrook Library at Bennett Park for an evening of tracing shadows! Participants will be laying pieces of paper underneath shadows cast by trees, benches, and other found objects and tracing the shadows. Color in your shadow sketch with colored pencils and markers for a unique piece of art. Please register for this event to receive directions to Bennett Park [register].
21 Bennett Common Way, Millbrook

July 25, 4 pm: Cyanotype Print Workshop at Kinderhook Memorial Library, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. CLC will lead a cyanotype print workshop using materials such as leaves and flowers found outside the library. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring additional materials to use while printmaking [register].
18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook

July 25, 5:30-7:30 pm: Natural Dyeing: Exotic Dyes, a workshop by Chickadee Studio and Supply at Flower Power. Past of a 5-workshop series on natural dyes, each 2 hour workshop features a variety of dye materials to learn about and test [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

July 25, 6-9 pm: Chosen Family Presents: Arooj Aftab at Opus 40. “The night,” Arooj Aftab confesses, “is my biggest source of inspiration.” By trial or intuition she’s come to understand that these still moments of cover uniquely enable healing, desire, shelter, love—each essential elements of life and living, of intimate relation to one another [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 25, 6:30 pm: Author Talk: Laura van den Berg at the Morton Memorial Library, presented in collaboration with Oblong Books. Laura van der Berg is the author of The Third Hotel, and will be speaking about her new novel, State of Paradise [register].
82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff

July 25-28: Millbrook Horse Trials at Riga Meadow. Celebrate the deeply rooted equestrian traditions of the Hudson Valley at the Millbrook Horse Trials. Enjoy four days of dressage, cross-country and show jumping competitions, as well as a country fair with vendors, food trucks, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities. This is an important event on the national calendar and will feature roughly 400 competitors of all levels, from Olympic riders to local amateurs. Spectator admission is free [info].
1031 Bangall-Amenia Road, Amenia

July 26, 5 pm: Opera Premiere Party at the Spiegeltent. Before the curtain rises on the much-anticipated new production of Le prophète, join like-minded opera aficionados for a sip with some savories and sweets. SummerScape Opera is always a grand spectacle and crowd-pleaser. This opening night party with insights from the creative team is also not to be missed [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 26, 5 pm: Summer Cooking Class Meets Dinner Party with Clare de Boer at Stissing House. It’s a cooking class meets dinner party: The evening will include a demonstration of four dishes, you’ll cook along, then everyone will eat the feast together. Expect to be well-fed and come away with a repertoire of summer hits, maybe a few new friends. Please arrive on time with a chef’s knife and paring knife [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

July 26, 6 pm: Author Talk: Between Us: Healing Ourselves and Changing the World Through Sociology at Oblong Books. An evening of readings and discussion with Editors/contributors Marika Lindholm and Elizabeth Anne Wood and contributor Robin Rogers [register].
6422 Montgomery Street #6, Rhinebeck

July 26, 6-7:30 pm: Escaping Corporate Capture: Nonprofit Survival in a For-Profit World at Opus 40. A riveting discussion with four experts: Jule Hall, Alissa Quart, Rithika Ramamurthy, Amarah Sedreddine. With mandates to pay artists their due, offer affordable programming, and maintain a positive work environment despite low salaries, many nonprofits have their backs against a wall. How do we advocate for grassroots non-profits and no-strings giving, question the corporate turn in non-profits, and create a flourishing and truly public sector? [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 26, 6:30 pm: Le prophète opens at the Fisher Center. Religion, power, ego, and manipulation collide in composer Giacomo Meyerbeer’s glorious psychodrama. Shepherded by a trio of sinister Anabaptists, the simple innkeeper Jean de Leyde is persuaded to proclaim himself king of Münster. Armed with charismatic leadership, Jean mobilizes the masses to mount a tumultuous religious uprising—denouncing his mother, Fidès, and antagonizing his beloved Berthe along the way. There will be four more performances between the opening event and August 4 [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 26, 6:30 pm: The Tango Lesson (1997) + Q&A at the Moviehouse. A filmmaker travels to Paris and happens to meet a tango dancer. Offering a part in her movie in exchange for dance lessons, the pair rapidly become deeply involved as lovers and dance partners. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Ellen Chrystal, who has studied, performed and taught dance throughout her life [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

July 26, 9 pm: Bright Light Bright Light at the Spiegeltent. Championed by Cher, Elton John, and Scissor Sisters, the “completely irresistible” (Guardian) Bright Light Bright Light—Welsh Valleys-born and NYC resident Rod Thomas—returns to the Spiegeltent to lead a magical dance party with a soundtrack featuring effervescent pop tracks from his upcoming fifth studio album, Enjoy Youth [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 26, 9 pm: Bright Light Bright Light at the Spiegeltent. Championed by Cher, Elton John, and Scissor Sisters, the “completely irresistible” (Guardian) Bright Light Bright Light—Welsh Valleys-born and NYC resident Rod Thomas—returns to the Spiegeltent to lead a magical dance party with a soundtrack featuring effervescent pop tracks from his upcoming fifth studio album, Enjoy Youth [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 27, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

July 27, 12-2 pm: Create Beautiful Wax Melts with Sonya at Ruby Hill Farm. Join Sonya at Ruby Hill Farm for a fun-filled event where you’ll learn how to create beautiful wax melts! They make excellent gifts or just to treat yourself. You will learn about containers, fragrance oils, labels, melts, wax and wicks. The course fee includes all supplies and you take the melts you make home [tickets].
2325 Salt Point Turnpike Clinton Corners

July 27, 12-6 pm: Tasting Room open at Taconic Distillery. Shop the Taconic Distillery retail store, do a tasting of their bourbon and ryes, or have a cocktail in their tasting room (or patio when weather permits) every Saturday from 12-6 pm. No reservations needed unless over 10+ people [info].
179 Bowen Road, Stanfordville

July 27, 3-9 pm: Euphonia! Mini-Brass Fest at Opus 40. In partnership with Opus 40 and brought to you by the folks behind the Brassroots Festival, Euphonia! is an all ages event that aims to delight the senses through craft-making, multi-sensory experiential art, highly danceable brass music, and more [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 27, 7 pm: Dan Tepfer at the Stissing Center. One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Dan Tepfer has earned an international reputation as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging innovation, individuality, and drive. New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has recorded and performed around the world with some of the leading lights in jazz and classical music [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

July 27, 8 pm: Max 100: a celebration of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln at the Spiegeltent. Based on Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln’s seminal album We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Max 100 is a celebration of Max Roach on his 100th birthday and his collaboration with the incomparable Abbey Lincoln. Led by the “brilliant” (New York Times) Michela Marino Lerman, Michela’s Love Movement is an ensemble comprising some of the most creative, world-renowned tap dancers and musicians [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 28, 10 am-3 pm: Volunteer Day at the Haunted Fortress of Stanford. Drop by for a spell or for the entire time. Conjure up your courage and help put together another spooky October at the Fortress. Lunch will be provided. Bring gloves! No open-toed shoes or Crocs [info].
11 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

July 28, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: Larry Locust at Opus 40. Larry Locust is the solo, song-writing project of Kenny Hauptman. It’s dark and dreamy indie folk from the Hudson Valley [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

July 28, 2 pm: Beyond a Simple Folk Song at the Stissing Center. Beyond a Simple Folk Song was conceived in 2009 to be an annual concert of music that challenges acoustic singer/songwriters and musicians to venture out of their comfort zones and stretch their craft beyond the constructs and scope of a song. This concert features The Piedmont Bluz, Kurt Henry and Cheryl Lambert and Kevin Becker [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

July 28, 6:30 pm: Summertime Swing at the Spiegeltent. Join us for a midsummer swing! Spiegeltent favorites and local swing impresarios Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios return for a night of swing dancing to the fabulous music of Eight to the Bar. At 6:30, there will be dance instruction and a lindy hop performance by Chester’s Cool Kats and Kittens [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

July 30, 7 pm: Trivia Night at the Moviehouse, hosted by David Ruchman and Jeremy Boviard. Play solo or get a team together of up to 4 people. Come early & snag your spot. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis [info].
48 Main Street, Millerton

August 1, 1-3 pm: Geology Walk with Robert Titus at Opus 40. Robert Titus is well known in the Catskills and Hudson Valley as a popular science writer who describes the geological history of our region [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 1, 6:30 pm: Book Launch: Carol Goodman’s Return to Wyldcliffe Heights at Oblong Books. From two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award-winner Carol Goodman comes a new modern gothic mystery about a reclusive writer who is desperate to rewrite the past [register].
6422 Montgomery Street #6, Rhinebeck

August 1, 8 pm: Sierra Hull at the Spiegeltent. Called to the Grand Ole Opry’s stage by Krauss at just 11 years old, Hull has established herself as a master of her instrument, a two-time Grammy-nominated artist and songwriter, and a six-time recipient of IBMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year (the first woman ever to receive this distinction). A pioneer for acoustic music throughout her already impressive multi-decade career, she has graced the country’s most iconic stages, including Carnegie Hall and the White House [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 2, 5:30-8:30 pm: Chosen Family Presents: Mokoomba at Opus 40. Mokoomba, an explosively talented six-man crew from the Victoria Fall, has been hailed as one of the most exciting band from Africa in the 21st century. They have performed at the world’s biggest festivals and venues, Sziget, Roskilde, North Sea Jazz, New York’s Apollo Theater, New Orleans Jazz and many more [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 2 and 3, 8 pm each evening: Justin Vivan Bond: Jasmine & Cigarettes at the Spiegeltent. Mx. Justin Vivian Bond returns to the Spiegeltent to perform songs of joy, sensuality, and freedom from the tumultuous decade between 1964–74. With a set list featuring music by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan, the “immortal angel of cabaret” (Time Out New York) takes you on a transcendent musical journey through the hippie era—a time defined by the anti-war movement, the rise of feminism and queer liberation, and increasing demands for racial and social justice [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 3, 10 am-2 pm: Repair Café at Pleasant Valley Town Hall. Volunteer repair coaches from the community will help you fix your small appliances, lamps, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, clothing, and more. Learn from Hudson Valley Repair Café coaches as they make repairs [info].
1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley

August 3, 11 am-6 pm: Animalia at Opus 40. The second installment of a unique, fully vegan festival [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 3, 7 pm: Eight to the Bar at the Stissing Center. Drawing its musical influences from American roots music (swing, boogie-woogie, and Motown), Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 4, 4 pm: Conversations, by Martha Redbone with Aaron Whitby, presented as part of Summer Play Lab at Ancram Center for the Arts in collaboration with The Civilians. This music theatre project will be created from extensive interviews with multigenerational Native American people from communities across the country. They will share stories about their lives, their own childhood, their own multicultural families, preserving the traditions of their homelands, their perspective on the world we live in today and their outlook on the organic evolution of culture in the 21st century [tickets].
1330 County Route 7, Ancram

August 5, 11 am: Willow-smoked Ham Lunch and Willow Basket Weaving with Jes Clark of Willow Vale Farm at Stissing House. Create your own work of willow-craft! In this one-day class students will dive into the willow weaving world to form a classic and refined bread basket or really, a catch all basket. Jes Clark of Willow Vale Farm will take you through weaving a base, tying on scallomed stakes, a three-rod wale to bring up the sides, and a woven border to finish. You’ll walk away with a beautiful and functional basket to display your best baked goods, dutifully hold your keys and wallet at the door, or dry your herbs from the garden. This class is suitable for beginners, but strong hands are a must [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 7, 2-3 pm: Stream Explorers with Chatham Public Library at Siegel-Kline Kill, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. During this guided program, nature enthusiasts of all ages will investigate what is living in the stream. Following stream exploration, Librarian Becky will lead storytime by the water. Nets, magnifying glasses, field guides, and other tools will be available to use [register].
1452 Church Street, Ghent

August 8, 5:30-7:30 pm: Natural Dyeing: Scraps and Bi-products, a workshop by Chickadee Studio and Supply at Flower Power. Past of a 5-workshop series on natural dyes, each 2 hour workshop features a variety of dye materials to learn about and test [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

August 8, 6-9 pm: Chosen Family Presents: Beings at Opus 40. Beings, is the New York City-based quartet of Zoh Amba (saxophone, guitar, vocals), Steve Gunn (guitars), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, synth), and Jim White (drums) [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 8, 7-11:30 pm: Juan Wauters at the Half Moon. From his early days as a founding member of Queens-based garage act The Beets to his impressive solo career, Wauters has spent the better part of the last decade on the road. When he wasn’t touring or recording, he was gathering material, traversing Latin America to write his 2019 Spanish-language opus La Onda de Juan Pablo, then heading North to collaborate with friends like Mac DeMarco, Homeshake, Nick Hakim and more for 2021’s boisterous Real Life Situations [tickets].
48 South Front Street, Hudson

August 8, 8 pm: Lily Henley & Duncan Wickel at the Spiegeltent. Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel (Rising Appalachia) play folk music that spans cultures and continents with strong commitments to both tradition and experimentation [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 9, 5 pm: Bard Music Festival Opening Night Social at the Manor House. Gather at the magnificent and picturesque 1916 Ward Manor House & patio to kick off the 34th season of the Bard Music Festival. Enjoy a savory spread and take in the expansive view of the Catskill Mountains, all while celebrating Berlioz and His World before the opening night concert, Staging the Musical Imagination [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 9, 6:30-7:30 pm: On the Fly Story Slam at Opus 40. On the Fly Story Slam presents an evening of five minute, true stories, inspired by the evening’s theme. Come tell a story or just sit back and listen [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 9, 6:30 pm: White Hart Speaker Series: Eric Schnall and I Make Envy on your Disco at the White Hart. It’s the new millennium and the anxiety of midlife is creeping up on Sam Singer, a thirty-seven-year-old art advisor. Fed up with his partner and his life in New York, Sam flies to Berlin to attend a gallery opening. There he finds a once-divided city facing an identity crisis of its own. Ticket includes a complimentary glass of house wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and a $5 voucher towards the purchase of I Make Envy on your Disco at this event [tickets].
15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury

August 9, 7 pm: Program One: Staging the Musical Imagination at the Fisher Center. Program One launches the festival with the rare opportunity to hear Berlioz’s most famous work as he intended: paired with its little-known sequel. Written just three years after Beethoven’s death, the Symphonie fantastique revolutionized the symphonic form for the Romantic age [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 9, 7 pm: Leon Majcen at the Stissing Center. Leon Majcen grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the son of Bosnian war refugees who had fled their homeland in search of a better life for their children. Leon has developed a unique blend of Americana, folk, and country music, drawing on his experiences and his love of the outdoors to craft songs that are both poignant and powerful. Loaded up with a guitar and a couple fly rods, Leon travels around the country sharing his songs and stories, looking for the next great fishing spot along the way [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 9, 8 pm: Shrimp Boil with Country Swing and Line Dance Instruction by Copperhead Meg at Stissing House. Meg Rhinehart, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, who also goes by their swing dancing alias “Copperhead Meg,” has been obsessed with all styles of dance for as long as she can remember. The shrimp boil will be served on arrival, and dancing will take place in the Upstairs Barn and start right around 9 pm [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 9 and 10, 8 pm each evening: Sandra Bernhard: Sandyland at the Spiegeltent. Sandy is on the road again, crossing highways and byways, reflecting on America and points far beyond. Sandyland is a place to escape and visit destinations you’ve never been to before. With Sandy as your guide, a whole new world is going to open up, jam-packed with observations, witty asides, and musical explosions with the Sandyland Squad Band [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

August 9-11: Hudson Film Festival—a new film festival where you can walk to every theater and watch every movie [info].

August 10, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

August 10, 10 am-12 pm: Geology Walk with Geo Beck at Roger Perry Preserve. This event is organized by the Duchess Land Conservancy. Geo Beck, a local geologist and science communicator, will lead participants along the trails of the Roger Perry Memorial Preserve in the Town of Dover to explore the geology of this unique place. Learn about the fascinating eroding limestone that formed the white sand dunes of this geologically and biologically unique area, site of continental collisions in our planet’s long-ago past [register].
33 Sand Hill Road, Dover Plains

August 10, 10 am: Fire & Ice Mad Science at the Stissing Center. Join us for safe and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice. Mad Science shows provide live, interactive, and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast [register].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 10, 10 am-2 pm: Repair Café at the Pavilion at Brookmeade Community. Volunteer repair coaches from the community will help you fix your small appliances, lamps, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, clothing, and more. Learn from Hudson Valley Repair Café coaches as they make repairs [info].
34 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck

August 10, 11:30 am-9 pm: Deep in the Valley at From The Ground Brewery. Deep In The Valley returns for a second year of psych, jazz, jam, experimental, country, and folk music in the heart of the Hudson Valley [tickets].
301 Guski Road, Red Hook

August 10, 5-9 pm: Akwesasne Freedom School Benefit & Celebration at Opus 40. A celebration of and fundraiser for The Akwesasne Freedom School (Kanienʼkehá꞉ka, Mohawk Nation), featuring grammy-winning singer-songwriter Valerie June, music by Theresa “Bear” Fox, Kontiwennenha:wi (Akwesasne Women Singers) and special guests Jennifer Kreisberg (ULALI), elder Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas), Semiah Smith (Kanienʼkehá꞉ka / Mohawk), and youth from the Akwesasne Freedom School performing Smoke and Hoop dances. The Akwesasne Freedom School (AFS) emerged as a center of Mohawk cultural resurgence in 1979 and continues to play a critical role in revitalizing the rich and diverse language and culture within the community of Akwesasne [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 10, 6-9 pm: Nicole Atkins: Live Performance + Summer Dinner Party at RAD Studio Space. An evening of musical mastery and culinary creativity—we’ll gather around the Steinway piano for an intimate music performance by critically acclaimed musician Nicole Atkins (toured with Elvis Costello, Regina Spector and recently opened for Stevie Nicks), while indulging in delicious food inspired by her latest album, Italian Ice. This incredible event combines the best of music and food for a one-of-a-kind evening where you get to listen to a live performance in a stunning and intimate space, and savor a delicious meal [tickets].
521 Warren Street, Hudson

August 10, 7 pm: Hudson Valley Improv at the Stissing Center. Written up as one of the best improv theaters in NYC and LA, Hudson Valley Improv hosts a wild night of fast paced improv comedy. Everything is inspired by audience suggestions and made up on the spot [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 11, 10 am-3 pm: Volunteer Day at the Haunted Fortress of Stanford. Drop by for a spell or for the entire time. Conjure up your courage and help put together another spooky October at the Fortress. Lunch will be provided. Bring gloves! No open-toed shoes or Crocs [info].
11 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

August 14, 5:30-7:30 pm: The Ways of Water: The Art & Science of Distilling Hydrosols with Foliage Botanics at the O Zone. Distillation is an ancient and mysterious process of harnessing and capturing the inner waters and oils of plants for medicine. In this class, you’ll learn all about this process, the benefits of this medicine, and light up the copper alembic still and watch water and fresh plant matter turn into precious hydrosol [tickets].
144 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

August 15, 12:30-7 pm: Third Thursdays at Olana State Historic Site. Join a free program happening in the Wagon House Education Center. At 4 pm on July 18, there will be a Medicine Movement and Yoga workshop with Nkoula Badila and at 6 pm, there will be live music by Andes Manta [info].
5270 State Route 9G, Hudson

August 16, 9 am-12 pm: Floating Friday at Hand Hollow, a volunteer day organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. This month’s volunteer work party will take place at Hand Hollow. Please note that this event will start at the Gale Road entrance. While floating in Meizinger Lake, participants will help care for this special place by removing invasive water chestnuts from the water. Bring a water bottle, and sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Kayaks will be provided, but CLC welcomes individuals to bring their own kayaks [register].
451 Gale Hill Road, East Chatham

August 16, 5:30-7:30 pm: Opening Reception for Photos of Woodstock ’94, an exhibition at Opus 40. This show will feature images of Woodstock ’94 by famed photographers, Albert Watson, Danny Clinch and Cheryl Dunn [info].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 17, 10 am: Two by Two Animal Haven at the Stissing Center. Two by Two Animal Haven is a traveling animal program whose purpose is to educate the public about animals, their welfare and conservation [register].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 17, 12 pm: Country Brunch and Hand-Broom Making with Erin Rouse of Custodian Studio at Stissing House [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 17, 3-5 pm: Open Studios at the Wassaic Project. The Wassaic Project’s artists-in-residence open the doors to their studios and welcome visitors to peek at their creative processes. Maxon Mills is a unique exhibition space, an historic, seven-story wooden grain elevator along the train tracks that has been repurposed into a magnificent gallery for contemporary artists [info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

August 17: 6-9 pm: Genres: Author Readings + Summer Dinner Party at RAD Studio Space. An evening of literary delight and culinary excellence—hear four acclaimed authors share their work, followed by a five-course dinner party featuring food inspired by each of the books. This unique event combines the best of literature and food for a one-of-a-kind evening where you will dine next to fellow book lovers and authors. Authors include Alex Auder (Don’t Call Me Home), Anand Giridharadas (The Persuaders), Priya Parker (The Art of Gathering) and Laura Lane (Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling) [tickets].
521 Warren Street, Hudson

August 17, 7 pm: The Wildwoods at the Stissing Center. The Wildwoods are an enchanting Folk/Americana trio based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Wildwoods draw inspiration from a wide range of influences including the styles of: Watchhouse, The Decemberists, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nickel Creek, Joni Mitchell, and Gregory Alan Isakov [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

August 17, 6-10 pm: Neon Moons and Krissi & the Kranks at Chaseholm Farm. Part of a series of live music events at Chaseholm Farm aka picnicking heaven [info].
115 Chase Road, Pine Plains

August 18, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: Spaghetti Eastern Music at Opus 40. Spaghetti Eastern Music is the critically-acclaimed solo project of Saugerties & NYC-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Sal Cataldi [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 18, 1-4 pm: Cottage Courses: Embroidery Foundations at Troutbeck. Join Cottage Courses for a casual afternoon of embroidery. Learn selected stitches to embellish denim, bandanas, sweatshirts, hats, etc. BYO items and fabrics to play with. Some fabric will be provided as well as all necessary tools to complete your project. Beginners welcome [tickets].
515 Leedsville Road, Amenia

August 20-25: The Dutchess County Fair at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The fair, first held in 1819 in Washington Hollow in Pleasant Valley (where Troop K is today) hosts approximately half a million people per year, and is the second largest county Fair in New York State. [info].
6636 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck

August 21, 4:30 pm: Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill at the Moviehouse. An intimate look at one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter from 1970s Los Angeles, Judee Sill. The never-before-told story of the folk-rock icon who in just two years went from living in a car to appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. The documentary charts her troubled adolescence through her meteoric rise in the music world and early tragic death. Featuring Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Fleet Foxes, David Geffen, and more [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

August 23, 6-8 pm: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and 3AM Theatre present Opus Cirkus at Opus 40. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus offers site specific spectacle featuring world renowned variety artists, transforming sculpture into a circus ring Tight wires, spinning plates, and juggling clubs take center stage in the Opus 40 arena. Bindlestiff co-founder Keith Nelson offers his odd blend of vaudeville and sideshow [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 23, 7 pm: Folk Feast with Florry & Lila Blue at Stissing House. Florry is a Philly-based country rock outfit led by Francie Medosch and featuring a cast of the most daring and tasteful players of the underground. Lila Blue is a twenty four year old non-binary and queer folk musician, singer-songwriter, playwright and performer based in New York [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 24, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

August 24, 11 am-1 pm: Create a Fall Dried Flower Arrangement at Ruby Hill Farm. Create a beautiful autumn flower arrangement using dried flowers. The class will be taught by Glenda Schwartz, member of the Friendship Garden Club, Town of Clinton. All supplies will be provided, however you are welcome to bring additional dried flowers to add to your arrangement [tickets].
2325 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners

August 24, 12 pm: A Country Lunch and 18th Century Clothes Making with Sarah Jean Culbreth at Stissing House. In this class, designed for sewing beginners, you will learn how to make basic alterations to a paper sewing pattern, how to cut out your fabric, and how to sew a “shortgown” (a simple top worn in the 18th and 19th centuries) using machine and hand sewing skills. Sarah Jean Culbreth is a seamstress and textile historian. Her experience as a curator and conservator has informed her design and sewing practice, incorporating historical silhouettes and details while highlighting moments of modernity through fashion history [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 24, 4:30-9:30 pm: Rebel Soul Music Fair at Opus 40 with The Last Poets, Rebelle, and DJs Strafe and Synacure [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 24, 5-7 pm: Let’s Get Out Together at Greenport, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. Part of a free summer event series featuring friends, food, and fun. This relaxed summer celebration event at Greenport will include free ice cream from local farm Golden Organics, live musical performances by OldTone, and a guided craft activity by Super-Stories. Kites and bubbles will be available throughout the event! Cans from Nine Pin Cider will be available for sale, with Aloha Tacos food truck selling tasty food [register].
319 Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

August 24, 6 pm: Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill at the Moviehouse. An intimate look at one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter from 1970s Los Angeles, Judee Sill. The never-before-told story of the folk-rock icon who in just two years went from living in a car to appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone. The documentary charts her troubled adolescence through her meteoric rise in the music world and early tragic death. Featuring Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Fleet Foxes, David Geffen, and more [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

August 24, 6-10 pm: Dairy Drag at Chaseholm Farm. A special evening of drag/performances in the Chaseholm dairy barn to bring together queer and trans community and to celebrate queerness and transness in a deeply rural space. There will be food served from Common Table of Kingston and Rosey’s [tickets].
115 Chase Road, Pine Plains

August 24, 6:30 pm: Rioja Feast at Stissing House. Sip on rare Rioja vintages over a roast pig feast in the upstairs bar at Stissing House with Hal Newell and friends from Harker House Wine & Spirits [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

August 25, 10 am-3 pm: Volunteer Day at the Haunted Fortress of Stanford. Drop by for a spell or for the entire time. Conjure up your courage and help put together another spooky October at the Fortress. Lunch will be provided. Bring gloves! No open-toed shoes or Crocs [info].
11 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

August 25, 11 am-1 pm: Mushroom Walk with Chris Baker, The Chicory Naturalist at Opus 40. Mushroom novices and old hands alike will enjoy this foray in the dreamy wooded acres surrounding the sculpture at Opus 40 led by Chris Baker, certified mushroom forager and founder of Chicory Naturalist in Kingston. Participants will earn important skills for mushroom identification, sustainable foraging practices, and appreciation for the many roles fungi play in our ecosystem. Please bring a basket for picking and sensible shoes for heading off trail [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 25, 1-2:30 pm: Afternoon Concert: DearKeeper at Opus 40. The duo project of Krista Speroni (Spero) and Josh Hines, DearKeeper is a folk/neo-soul duo “inspired by nature and the magic of living on spaceship Earth” [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

August 25, 4 pm: Debuts at Troutbeck: Negotiating While Black by Damali Peterman. Damali Peterman is a highly regarded and sought-after lawyer, mediator, negotiator, educator, speaker, and member of the Troutbeck community. Her book “Negotiating While Black: Be Who You Are to Get What You Want” is a real-world, one-of-a-kind resource for anyone who has ever been underestimated, overlooked, or misunderstood at the negotiating table—whether you’re haggling for a car, asking for a promotion, or advocating for your kids [register].
515 Leedsville Road, Amenia

August 27, 7 pm: Trivia Night at the Moviehouse, hosted by David Ruchman and Jeremy Boviard. Play solo or get a team together of up to 4 people. Come early & snag your spot. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis [info].
48 Main Street, Millerton

August 31, 6-10 pm: Tuba Skinny at Chaseholm Farm. Part of a series of live music events at Chaseholm Farm aka picnicking heaven [info].
115 Chase Road, Pine Plains

September 6, 5-8 pm: An Evening With Jazz In The Valley at Opus 40 with the TRANSART Ensemble. The TRANSART Ensemble sees an alchemy between one of creative music’s most progressive thought-leaders – vibraphonist Bryan Carrott alongside soulful jazz pianist Sharp Radway, progressive jazz bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan and legendary master-percussionist Chief Baba Neil Clarke. The quartet brings a unique voice to the jazz idiom that marries a deeply-rooted foundation in the rhythms of the African diaspora with modern composition and an unparalleled improvisational prowess [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

September 7, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

September 7, 10 am-2 pm: Tomato War Millbrook, a fundraiser for Kulen Outreach Gordon Elliott and Philip Mactaggart’s Cambodian educational organization. If you’ve ever had the urge to throw a rotten tomato at your friends, family, or loved ones (or complete strangers for that matter), this event is your dream come true. The Children’s Tomato War begins at 10:30 am, and the the Adult Tomato War begins at 11:30 am. ​Enjoy an open bar and a variety of delicious food during the event by vendors serving everything from oysters to pizza to pancakes [tickets].
365 Tower Hill Road, Wassaic

September 7, 10 am-2 pm: Repair Café at the Red Hook Community Center. Volunteer repair coaches from the community will help you fix your small appliances, lamps, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, clothing, and more. Learn from Hudson Valley Repair Café coaches as they make repairs [info].
59 Fisk Street, Red Hook

September 7, 11 am: Garden Talk: American Plants for American Gardens Book Club at Bellefield, organized by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association. an informal morning chat about East coast native plant communities, inspired by American Plants for American Gardens, a forward-thinking book first published by Vassar College professors Edith A. Roberts and Else Rehmann in 1929. Discussion will be lightly guided by Claire Davis, a Hudson Valley-based gardener and garden designer with a background in the natural sciences [register].
4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park

September 7, 5-8 pm: Reggae on the Rock: Junior Toots at Opus 40. Acclaimed international roots-reggae crooner, Junior Toots, the son of the legendary Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals has been a mainstay in the recorded and live music scene for decades and with an ever-growing fanbase [tickets].
356 George Sickle Road, Saugerties

September 7, 7 pm-12 am: Dance Party: Hi-Fashion Lo-Life at The Lantern. This is the third in a series of late-night, dress-up dance parties that Tim ‘Love’ Lee and Scott Anderson are throwing as The Capricorn Dream Sound Machine. They’ll take you on a world tour of some of the most famous, but entirely fictional, hot spots from the last 100 years. Wassaic Project artists will help bring the dream alive [tickets].
10 Main Street, Wassaic

September 14, 3-5 pm: Open Studios at the Wassaic Project. The Wassaic Project’s artists-in-residence open the doors to their studios and welcome visitors to peek at their creative processes. Maxon Mills is a unique exhibition space, an historic, seven-story wooden grain elevator along the train tracks that has been repurposed into a magnificent gallery for contemporary artists [info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

September 19, 7 pm: The Tribute Garden: A Soldiers Memorial and its Legacy, a presentation by the Millbrook Historical Society at the Millbrook Library [register].
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook

September 21, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

September 21, 10 am: A Spoonbread Lunch and Spoon Carving with Lizzie Needham at Stissing House. Landscape designer, artist and gardener Lizzie Needham gives an overview of her spoon making process and demonstrates how to creating a refined utensil from foraged wood. She will provide foundational skills for making a spoon from start to finish. You will make a traditional eating spoon from locally milled wood using carving and abrasive techniques [tickets].
7801 S. Main Street, Pine Plains

September 24, 7 pm: Trivia Night at the Moviehouse, hosted by David Ruchman and Jeremy Boviard. Play solo or get a team together of up to 4 people. Come early & snag your spot. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis [info].
48 Main Street, Millerton

September 28: First day of Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency, an exhibtion at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. This group exhibition features work by contemporary artists Laia Abril, Candice Breitz, Elinor Carucci, Jess T. Dugan, Krista Franklin, Candy Guinea, KING COBRA, Joanne Leonard, and Carmen Winant. This exhibition explores the psychological, physical, and emotional realities encountered by women and people assigned female at birth in the years leading up to, during, and after fertility. The artists featured consider a range of topics including birth, miscarriage, pleasure, lack of access to abortion, trauma, and the loss of fertility. The exhibition remains on view through February 2 [info].
124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie

October 3, 4-6 pm: Land Camp: Wetland & Fen Management, Part One at Overmountain, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. This summer, CLC is hosting a series of programs where participants can learn more about and try land management techniques in a supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable implementing them at home! This series of workshops is ideal for those who are already actively managing their land, those who would like get to started, and those interested in learning more about how CLC manages the properties we care for. This first workshop at Overmountain will focus on wetland and fen management practices [register].
138 Catalano Road, Ancram

October 4, 6:30-9:30 pm: The Haunted Fortress of Stanford opens for the month of October! The Haunted Fortress will thrill you with eerie sets and spooky characters. Since 1997, the Haunted Fortress of Stanford has been scaring guests who are brave enough to walk the swamp walk [info].
11 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

October 5, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

October 5, 10 am-2 pm: Repair Café at the Stanford Free Library. Volunteer repair coaches from the community will help you fix your small appliances, lamps, chairs, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, clothing, and more. Learn from Hudson Valley Repair Café coaches as they make repairs [info].
6035 Route 82, Stanfordville

October 17, 7 pm: Exploring Private Cemeteries in the Town of Washington, a presentation by the Millbrook Historical Society at the Millbrook Library [register].
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook

October 19, 8:30 am-1:30 pm: Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market at Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek Farm Farmers Market is new this year! Vendors include Letterbox Farm, Simply Sweet Farm, Balthazar Bakery, Herbs of Elysium, Bread Alone Bakery, Ugly Donut Co., Rural Center Refillery, Millbrook Beer & Dairy, Foliage Botanics, Cooper’s Daughter, Heeler Farms, and more. They’ve been hosting other special events and food pop-ups as well [info].
108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

October 25-27, 4-7 pm each day: The Haunted Mill at the Wassaic Project [info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

October 26, 7 pm-late: Monster’s Ball at the Wassaic Project [tickets].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

November 21, 7 pm: Hilda Bauer’s Washington: A Mid-Century Photographic Journey, a presentation by the Millbrook Historical Society at the Millbrook Library [register].
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook