Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 23-29

Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 23-29
Colin Fredericson

Play: Talley's Folly

September 23-25, 30, October 1-2
Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.

This play, written by Lanford Wilson, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. It's by Bruce Gluckman and features Rebecca Robbins and Al Snider. Reservations required.

Cornerstone Theatre Arts, 223 Main Street

Cornerstone Theatre Arts
Admission: Suggested donation $10

Musical: The Producers

September 23, 24, 25
September 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 8:00 p.m.; September 18, 24, and 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The Playhouse at Museum Village continues its 21st season with Mel Brooks' popular musical comedy The Producers. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway. This musical skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender." Admission includes dessert at intermission.

The Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M

Bruce Roman 845-294-9465
Admission: $22 per person

Orange County Cares Healthcare Symposium

September 23
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The purpose of this year's OC Cares Symposium is to raise awareness about domestic violence in Orange County, discuss its impact, and provide information about services available for victims. David Adams, who founded the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, will give the keynote address.

Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road

Office of the Orange County Executive 845-291-2700

7th Annual Oktoberfest

September 23-24
Friday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Traditional German food, drink, and music with an American flair. Friday features activities for adults. Saturday features family activities.

Victor Constant Ski Area, 732 Victor Constant Road
West Point

Admission: Friday: Adults $2, Saturday: Adults $3, Children $1, Childen 5 and under are free

13th Biennial Country Quilters Quilt Show

September 24-25
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

In addition to a quilt display, there will be talks, a judged show, quilt-related vendors, door prizes, and appraising. The Country Quilters will also hold a craft supply sale as a fundraiser for materials for quilts they make and donate. There will also be a raffle fundraiser for scholarships for the Pine Bush High School. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Pine Bush High School, 156 State Route 302
Pine Bush

Country Quilters Guild 845-744-3055
Admission: Adults $7, Both days $10, Children under 12 are free

6th Annual Newburgh Open Studios

September 24-25
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

A self-guided tour to see the work and meet many of the city's artists, many located in historic buildings rarely open to the public. Maps available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Newburgh Open Studios

In Their Own Words: The Battle for Fort Montgomery

September 24
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This two hour program includes a tour with rarely-visited spots of the battlefield and concludes with a musket-firing demonstration. Registration required.

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W
Fort Montgomery

New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation 845-446-2134

Wolf Critton in Concert

September 24
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Iraq War vet Wolf Critton will perform his blend of rock and blues.

Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway

The Ritz Theater 845-784-1199
Admission: $25

Touch-A-Truck Event

September 24
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Children can explore the inside of community vehicles in the City of Middletown and talk to their operators. This event is in conjunction with the Middletown Farmers Market. 

Erie Way parking lot, opposite Cottage Street at Railroad Avenue

City of Middletown Recreation Department 845-346-4180
Admission: Free

Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Collection Event

September 24
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office will collect unwanted prescription medication from county residents on Sept. 24 at the same time the county is collecting household hazardous waste. The service is provided free with proof of residency in the form of a tax bill or driver license. For a list of accepted items, visit the website.

Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane
New Hampton

Orange County Sheriff's Office 845-291-4033
Admission: Free

Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh

September 24-25
10:00 a.m.

This is a leisurely paddle up the Hudson River towards the entrance of Moodna Marsh. Bald eagle spottings are common on this excursion.

Storm King Adventure Tours, 178 Hudson Street

Storm King Adventure Tours 845-534-7800
Admission: $60

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

September 24 and 28 1:00 p.m., September 25 4:00 p.m.

Cruises on the Pride of the Hudson include narration by the captain of the sites along the way, including Washington's Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World's End, Constitution Island, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Blu Pointe Landing, 120 Front Street

Hudson River Adventures 845-220-2120
Admission: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Children $18, Children 3 and under are free

Kites Over the Hudson

September 24
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Free kites will be given to the first 150 children, 15 years and younger. Free refreshments will be served as well. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site will also be open with free admission, including a guided tour.

Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty Street

New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation 845-562-1195

Pets Alive's '80's Dance Party

September 24
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Dancing, costume contests, and a buffet dinner. Proceeds to benefit the animals of Pets Alive no-kill animal rescue.

Mulberry House, 62-70 West Main Street

Pets Alive 845-386-9738
Admission: Individuals $30, Couples $50

Orange County Farmers Museum 19th Annual Harvest Festival

September 24-25
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Annual harvest festival features antique tractors and equipment. Check website for more activities.

Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 Route 17K

Orange County Farmers Museum 845-457-2959

Poetry Trail Opening Celebration

September 25
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Presenting the "River of Words" Poetry Trail, a series of installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students as you walk along the trail. 

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outddor Discovery Center, Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road

Outdoor Discovery Center 845-534-5506 ext. 204

Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival

September 25
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The festival features a scarecrow contest, vendors, live music, the "Roaming Railroad" ride for kids, petting zoo, antique car show, and more. Rain or shine.

Downtown Port Jervis, 20 Hammond Street
Port Jervis

City of Port Jervis 845-858-4000
Admission: Free

Village of Montgomery Classic Antique Car Show

September 25
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Car show open to all kinds of cars from all years. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Valley Central Education Foundation.

Downtown Montgomery, Clinton Street and Wallkill Avenue

Village of Montgomery 845-457-9661
Admission: Pre-registration $15, Day-of show $20

Presentation: The Old Landing & the New York Wharf

September 25
1:00 p.m.

Local historian Jim Berkise gives a presentation called "The Old Landing & the New York Wharf" about new discoveries on Gomez Mill House owners' land-use history through ferries, roads, and commerce. Free tour after presentation.

Gomez Mill House, 11 Mill House Road

Ruth K. Abrahams, Ph.D. 845-236-3126
Admission: Free 

Goshen Library Yarn Gang

September 28
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Novice or experienced knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc. can join other fans and learn from each other.

Library Meeting Room, Goshen Public Library And Historical Society Central Library, 203 Main Street

Goshen Public Library 845-294-6606

Clothespin Candle Holder Workshop

September 29
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Krafty Kate and Techy Taylor will lead participants through the process of making a candle holder from clothespins and a tuna fish or cat food can. Participants should bring a can or two.

Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis

Port Jervis Free Library Computer Center 845-856-7313 ext. 5

Tavern Trails: Schlesinger's Steakhouse

September 30
5:30 p.m.

The next stop on the Historic Tavern Trail of the Hudson Valley will take place at Schlesinger's Steakhouse. Schlesinger's was built by Samuel Brewster in 1768. Brewster was an important local Revolutionary War patriot who ran an iron forge that helped make the chains that stretched across the Hudson River to stop British warships. The Schlesinger family turned the fieldstone house into a
restaurant, which features original exposed wood beams, stone walls, fireplaces, and a diverse menu. Local historian Matt Thorenz will give a brief presentation about its history. Guests can also stay for dinner if they make reservations ahead of time. Guests wishing to stay for optional dinner at 7:00 p.m. must make a reservation directly with Schlesinger's at 845-561-1762 or Before the Tavern Trail event, guests are invited to attend an early bird tour of the nearby historic Edmonston House.

Schlesinger's Steakhouse, 475 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor

Workshop: Infusing Oils, Vinegars, and Condiments

October 1
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This workshop teaches people how to infuse the flavors of herbs into oils, vinegars and condiments. Herb concoctions can be used for jazzing up salad dressings, drizzling over pasta and seafood, dipping bread into, stir-frying, sauteing, and giving as gifts. Workshop will demonstrate a variety of infusion recipes and provide tasting. Participants will go home with all of the recipes. Must register by Sept. 23.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue

Debbie 845-344-1234
Admission: $15

Goshen Car Show

October 2
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The show will feature over seventy luxury cars from all over New York State. There will also be concessions from Delancey's Restaurant and music from DNA's DJ Junior. EOS will also be a vendor at the event. At 2:00 there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Raffi's Auto Detailing.

Healey Brothers, 2528 Route 17M

Rafael Vargas 845-649-0054

Admission: Free

Flower Arranging Class at Arboretum

October 5
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Instructor Dora Wright will lead guests through the gardens to clip material to make floral arrangements. Attendees are asked to bring a small bucket for collecting and conditioning the flowers, a small knife or clippers and a pair of scissors. A container, oasis, and flowers will be provided. Advanced registration by Oct. 3 is required.

Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove Street
Campbell Hall

Orange County Arboretum 845-615-3828
Admission: $10

Colin is a New York-based reporter. He covers Entertainment, U.S., and international news. Besides writing for online news outlets he has worked in online marketing and advertising, done voiceover work, and has a background in sound engineering and filmmaking. His foreign language skills include Spanish and Chinese.
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