Orange County Events Calendar Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 25, 2016 Updated: August 25, 2016

New York Renaissance Faire

August 26-October 2
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A
Tuxedo Park

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

Historical Portraits by Dona McPhillips Couch

August 26-31
Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Exhibition of rarely seen works of Dona McPhillips Couch, a distinguished historical painter, famous for largescale group portraits of American heroes. Exhibition ends Aug. 31.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway

Karpeles Manuscript Library 845-569-4997

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Hudson Valley International Film Festival

August 26-28
Various times

The Hudson Valley International Film Festival screens shorts, pilots, features, music videos, animations, and more.

The Monroe Arts & Civic Center, 34 Millpond Parkway

Melissa Cohen, Festival Director 845-428-4059

[email protected]
Admission: Single film screening $8, All access day pass $20, Premiere and party $20, All access weekend pass $40

Play: ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

August 26-28
Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Based on a true story, the play follows a young girl living in a Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust. Professional cast with Broadway guest stars.

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy
Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center 845-610-5900
Admission: Tickets $25

Otisville Country Fair

August 25-28
Thursday-Friday 4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The fair will have live bands, hayrides, vendors, antique machinery, live animals, amusement rides, fireworks, and more.

Mount Hope Town Park, 340 Finchville Turnpike

Jim Jennings 845-386-1315

[email protected]
Admission: Free ($4 for parking)

Outdoor Movies at Warwick Drive-In Theater

August 26-September 1
Screenings at 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

The movies “Don’t Breathe,” “‘Suicide Squad,” “Sausage Party,” “Bad Moms,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “War
Dogs” will be playing.

Warwick Drive-In Theater, 5 Warwick Turnpike

Warwick Drive-In 845-986-4440
Admission: Adults $10, Children 4-11 and seniors $7, Children under 4 are free

Tavern Trail of the Hudson Valley

August 26
5:30 p.m.

The next stop on Orange County’s most historic inns and restaurants is Chateau Hathorn, part of the 2016 Historic Tavern Trail of the Hudson Valley. Coctails and a history discussion are part of the program.

Chateau Hathorn, 33 Hathorn Road

Warwick Historical Society 845-986-3236

[email protected]

In The Pocket Performing at Festival Square

August 26
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Soul/Funk band In The Pocket will perform in the heart of downtown Middletown as part of the city’s Summer Concert Series.

Festival Square, 29-37 West Main Street

John Degnan 845-343-8075
Admission: Free

Film Screening: ‘Indignation’

August 26-September 1
Friday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., Monday no screening.

Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working-class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), puts his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day, and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. The Downing Film Center has only 55 seats. 

Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street 

Downing Film Center 800-974-8592, 845-561-3686

[email protected]
Admission: Adults $9, Students and active military $8 (with ID), Senior citizens (62+) $7, Children under 16 $7 Members/Fans $6 with card

Pride of the Hudson Sightseeing Cruise

August 26-28, August 31-September 1 
Wednesday and Friday 1:00 p.m., Thursday 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 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

[email protected]
Admission: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Children $18, Children 3 and under free

Art Exhibit ‘Birds: Enduring Feathered Creatures’

August 26, August 29-September 1
Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Large birds, small birds, songbirds, water fowl, domesticated fowl, indigenous, exotic, are portrayed in 115 paintings, photographs, drawings, collages, and sculptures in realistic as well as abstract depictions by 51 artists.

Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange, 24
Grandview Avenue

SUNY Orange 845-341-4891

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Paddling the Delaware with Kittatinny Canoes

August 26-September 1
Various times

Trips for experienced and novice paddlers. Raft, canoe, kayak, tube, calmwater and whitewater for all levels of experience. Paddlers may bring a picnic lunch, stop, relax, and swim during the trip. Reservations required.

Barryville Base, 3846 State Route 97

Kittatinny Canoes 800-356-2852

Praying Mantis Workshop

August 27
10:00 a.m.

This workshop will talk about this amazing predatory insect and its benefits in the garden. Ends with a search for the praying mantis, an insect famous for its camouflage, by looking carefully in the fields and meadows. 

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, across from 174 Angola Road

The Outdoor Discovery Center 845-534-5506
Admission: Non-members: Adults $7, Children $5. Members: Adults $5, Children $3

Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

August 27-28
Saturday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The River Rose, a Mississippi paddle wheeler, will sail off from Newburgh and pass along historic sites on the Hudson River. Some of the sites include Bannerman’s Island, the Catskill Water Aqueduct, the Village of Cold Spring, and West Point’s northern tip.

River Rose Cruises, 70 Front Street

River Rose Cruises 866-240-7665
Admission: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Children $15, Children under 4 are free

Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone Opening Reception

August 27
6:30 p.m.

The opening reception of this collection of 75 historical photographs of 15 long-standing businesses in Newburgh will be accompanied by raffles, door prizes, food donated by a few of the local restaurants featured in the exhibit, and live music from McKeel’s Music Shop.

Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway

Lobby at the Ritz 845-784-1199
Admission: Free

Beekeeper Tours

August 27
1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Beekeeper Colin Coyne leads tours and talks about honeybees and their dependence on the sun for communication and survival. Participants meet at the apiary at the far edge of Storm King’s property.

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road
New Windsor

Storm King Art Center 845-534-3115

Summer Music Series at Brown Barn Farms

August 27-28
12:00 p.m.

This Saturday’s show features Laurie Ann, and Sunday’s show features Chris Raabe. Alcoholic drinks available for purchase, but outside food welcome since food options are limited.

Orange County Distillery at Brown Barn Farms, 286 Maple Avenue
New Hampton

Orange County Distillery 845-374-2011

Everything Erie Railroad Exhibit

August 27
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This exhibit showcases the history of the Erie Railroad and the part it played in Chester’s history and growth. There will be photos, letters, artifacts, uniforms and other memorabilia.

1915 Erie Station, 19 Winkler Place

Erie Station Museum 845-469-2591

[email protected]

Re-enactment Day 

August 27
10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

A family friendly event with reenactors, artillery, camp life, military music, games and refreshments. Boats depart West Point’s South Dock every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Picnic lunches are welcome.

Constitution Island

Constitution Island Association 845-265-2501
Suggested donations: Adults $10, School groups $7.50 per person, Seniors $9, Youth ages 6-16 $9, Cadets, active duty military, children under 6 and DOD personnel free.

Newburgh Draught Day Five Mile Run

August 27
Check-in 8:45 a.m., Race at 11:00 a.m.

The days starts with a run though historic Newburgh and part of its suburbs, followed by time at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site where Newburgh Brewing Company will have its craft beer and a post-race lunch and party.

88 South Colden Street

Todd Jennings, Series Director

[email protected]
Admission: Registration before Aug 26 $42, Race day registration $48

New Windsor Community Day

August 27
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Craft and food vendors. Children’s activities. Fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.

Kristi Babcock Memorial Park, 660 Mount Airy Road
New Windsor

New Windsor Special Events
Committee 845-563-4606, 845-565-7750

[email protected]
Admission: Free

Wine & Sangria Pig Roast

August 27
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse will be serving a pig roast BBQ while Brotherhood Winery will have wine. FOX Radio will play music.

Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive

Brotherhood Winery 845-496-3661

[email protected]
Admission: $50

Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone Opening Reception

August 27
6:30 p.m.

The opening reception of this collection of 75 historical photographs of 15 long-standing businesses in Newburgh will be accompanied by raffles, door prizes, food donated by a few of the local restaurants featured in the exhibit, and live music from McKeel’s Music Shop.

Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway

Lobby at the Ritz 845-784-1199
Admission: Free

Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh

August 28
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

A leisurely paddle up river towards the entrance of the 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