Orange County Events Calendar Aug. 12-18

August 15, 2016 Updated: August 15, 2016

Rawson at Festival Square

August 12
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Rawson will perform in the heart of downtown Middletown as part of the
Middletown Summer Concert Series

Festival Square, 29-37 West Main Street

845-343-8075 John Degnan
Admission: Free

Bike and Hike

August 13
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A three mile bike ride from the start of the Heritage Trail leads to a one mile walk at the Birnberg Preserve, and then a bike ride to downtown Chester. Bring water and a bike lock. Pre-registration required.

Chester Depot Museum, 19 Winkler Place

845-534-3690 Jeremy Schneider

[email protected]
Admission: Suggested donation $5

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

August 16
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

The Newburgh Free Library Town Branch will bring in licensed therapy dogs to help kids 6 years old and up to read. The dogs listen attentively and help kids gain confidence.

Newburgh Mall, 1401 NY-300

845-563-3612 Bonnie Sakow

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Montgomery Concert Series: Hurley Mountain Band

August 18
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Officially known as Hurley Mountain Highway, this four piece acoustic-electric band brings feel-good hits from the ’60s, ’70s, and beyond.

Downtown Montgomery, 133 Clinton Street

845-457-9661 Village of Montgomery
Admission: Free

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August 12-14
Aug. 12-13 7:00 p.m., Aug. 13-14 2:00 p.m.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical comes to Orange County. This particular production is under the direction of award-winning theater educator Joyce A. Presutti, with choreography by Robbie Roby. 

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway
Sugar Loaf

845-610-5900 Sugar Loaf Box Office
Admission: Seats $40, $35, $30 (plus a $2 facility fee)

Reprise of History of the D&H Canal with Gary Keeton

August 13
10:00 a.m.

Ever wonder about local stone walls and foundations? Curious about how
people farmed the rocky soils or the relationship between the Basha Kill and Pine Kill? Interested in the canal? Join Gary Keeton for a walk through history. Meet at the DEC access road on Route 209 across from the Hometown Deli in Westbrookville. Bring binoculars.

Basha Kill

845-386-4892 Gary Keeton
Admission: Free

Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster

August 13
10:00 a.m.

The Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster, sponsored by the Fairchester Hose Haulers, kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with a parade from the Middletown High School, through Middletown, and to the muster site at 2618 Rt. 302, Middletown. There will be motorized and non-motorized apparatus, a fire flea market, demonstrations, and more.

Leider “Truck House,” 2618 Route 302

845-609-7020 Andy Leider
Admission: Free to spectators

Perseid Meteor Shower at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

August 13
7:30 p.m.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will hold a viewing of the
Perseid meteor shower, with popsicles, at their Perseid and Popsicles event. The Perseid meteor shower happens every year, but 2016 is supposed to be the most exciting yet. Bring a blanket. Pre-registration is required.

Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road

845-534-5506 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Admission: Non-members- Adults $8, Children $6, Members- Adults $6, Children $4

Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count

August 13
2:30 p.m.

The DEC is seeking volunteers to help river workers count fish in the
Hudson River’s estuary. Participants can examine different species of fish, and even help catch fish in a net. The event is free, but there may be a park entrance fee or parking charge.

Kowawese Unique Area/Plum Point, Route 9W
New Windsor

845-256-3016 The Hudson River Estuary Program

[email protected]
Admission: Free

18th Century Civilian and Military Fashion Show

August 13
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Say Yes to the Dress is putting on a historic fashion show of 18th century
garments. See fashions shown in old portraits, and those that would have
been worn at Maj. Gen. Henry Knox’s Headquarters.

Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 289 Forge Hill Road
Vails Gate

845-561-1765 x22 Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site
Admission: Free

Could You Survive a Day as a Jersey Grey?

August 13
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Witness the tactical demonstrations, drills, camp life, and cooking of a
company dedicated to the historical authenticity of continental soldiering
during the American Revolution. 

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

845-446-2134 Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Admission: Free

New York Renaissance Faire

August 13-October 2
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

The New York Renaissance Faire will have rides, entertainment, food,
artisans, and more. Open for weekends and Labor Day Monday.

New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A
Tuxedo Park

845-351-5171 New York Renaissance Faire
Admission: Adults $25, Seniors (age 62+) and Military (w/valid ID) $20, Children (ages 5-12) $12, Children 4 and younger are free

Florida Family Fun Fest

August 14
1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Festival features local vendors, 5K and 10K races, community awards presentations, and live entertainment.

Main Street

845-651-3425 Florida Family Fun Fest
Admission: Free

Presentation: Medicare and You

August 15
1:00 p.m.

Learn how to join a Medicare plan and the benefits of doing so. Presented by Affinity and Easter Seals. Refreshments served.

Waters Edge Community Room, 208 East Main Street
Port Jervis

845-551-9703 Anne Horsham

Admission: Free

Business Planning for Artists and Musicians

August 15
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Emotionally Connected Business Planning is a workshop aimed at helping artists and musicians understand how to build their passion
into a sustainable income source. 

Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation, 23 White Oak Drive
Sugar Loaf

845-469-9168 Orange County Arts Council

[email protected]
Admission: $29

Tim Urban in Concert

August 16
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Part of the Town of Mount Hope & Village of Otisville Summer Concert
Series, former American Idol contestant Tim Urban will perform.

Mount Hope Town Park, 328 Finchville Turnpike

845-386-1460 Kathleen A. Myers
[email protected]
Admission: Free

MHA Nursery Hosts Community Carnival, Open House

August 17
2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

MHA Nursery in Middletown is hosting a community carnival and open house to provide information about its school. There will be food, games, face painting, and more.

75 Highland Avenue

845-343-1861 Lisa Miller

[email protected]

Admission: Free

Goshen Summer Concert Series

August 17
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Village of Goshen will host week 7 of their summer concert series.
Nailed Shutt, the performing band, plays Grateful Dead covers, acoustic
Americana, and more.

Village Green, 120 Main Street

845-551-0699 Kyle Roddey

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Adult Coloring Session

August 17
4:15 p.m-5:45 p.m.

Bring a light meal and covered drink, and join other adults in a relaxing
setting to color. Event takes place in the Community Room. Pre-registration required.

The Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis

845-856-7313 The Port Jervis Free Library

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Soul City in Concert

August 17
6:30 p.m.

Soul City will perform in Walden’s Music in the Grove Summer Concert
Series. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the John
Howland Teen Center at the same location.

Wooster Memorial Grove Park, 89 E. Main Street

845-778-7621 The Josephine-Louise Public Library
Admission: Free

Chalkboard Bottle Workshop

August 18
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Bring an empty wine bottle to turn into a work of art. Make sure all labels are removed. Dark green bottles are best. Presenters will supply chalkboard paint and chalk. Pre-registration required.

The Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis

845-856-7313 The Port Jervis Free Library

[email protected]
Admission: $5

The Two of Us at Sweet Summer Sounds on North

August 18
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Two of Us will perform on North Street as part of Middletown’s Summer Concert Series.

Sweet Sounds of Summer on North, 9-15
North Street

845-343-8075 John Degnan
Admission: Free

Glass Factory Tours

Monday to Friday
11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 1:45 p.m.

Tour the historic glass factory and watch skilled craftsmen create pressed
glass lenses, domes, and globes.

Gillinder Glass Factory, 39 Erie Street
Port Jervis

Admission: Adults $5, Seniors & Children $4

Tuesday Tunes in the Park

August 16
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Armonia Band will be playing Rock Motown, Funk, Country and Classic
Rock. Tuesday Tunes has Country, Rock & Roll, Acoustic Folk Rock.

Vocci Pavilion, Airport Park, 701 Avenue Q
Matamoras, PA

570-491-2771 The Josephine-Louise Public Library

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Alpaca Farm Tour

Saturdays and Sundays
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tour the nursery and see the crias (babies), visit the Boys’ and Girls’ “Dorms”, see alpaca fleece in all the stages of production, shop for items
handmade from alpacas’ fleeces at the Shed.

Rock Ridge Alpacas, 229 Gibson Hill Rd

Admission: Free

Port Jervis Farmers Market

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Runs July through October 17.

Municipal parking lot at intersection of Sussex and Pike Streets.
Port Jervis