Orange County Events Calendar Aug. 5-11
The first CreativesMX Marathon conference has contests and workshops for creative professionals in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster counties. The conference also has networking opportunities for people working in the art, media, culinary art, literature, design, performance, and technology fields. See website for schedule.
Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties
Newburgh, Sugar Loaf, Warwick,
Admission: Full Pass $450-$550, Day Pass $175-$250, Parent Pass $60-$150, Spectator Pass $125
Movie ‘Zootopia’ in the Park
Gates open at 7:00 p.m., screening starts around 8:30 p.m.
The Orange County Department of Parks is showing ‘Zootopia’ on a large, inflatable screen. Live music will be featured prior to the start of the movie. There will be games for the kids, prizes, giveaways, and an information booth provided by the Orange County Health Department. Popcorn, soda, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be promoting their free children ID program Operation Safe Child. Residents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to arrive early. Rain date is Aug. 12.
Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 41 Grove Street
845-457-4910 Orange County Parks Department
Goshen Art Walk and Street Concert
6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
This is the second art walk and street concert this year. Local vendors will have their wares and art on display. Rain date is Aug. 12.
West Main Street
‘The Shallows’ at Middletown’s Festival Square
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Shallows will perform oldies hits and feature music from the 1950s through the 1980s during their evening performance in the heart of downtown Middletown.
Festival Square, 29-37 West Main Street
OC Audubon Society Field Trip
This is a leisurely stroll to look for birds. Kids are welcome. Lynn Barber, the president of the Orange County Audubon Society, will be leading the walk. Meet at the gates to the trail.
Heritage Trail, 6 1/2 Station Road
845-744-6047 Lynn Barber
4th Annual Community Health Fair
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
This is Middletown Community Health Care’s 4th annual community health fair. There will be health information, screenings, musical performances, corporate and not-for-profit exhibitors, safe car seat demonstrations, children’s activities, face painting, a strolling magician, raffles, fire safety information, and more.
Thrall Park, Wickham Avenue and Grove Street
908-451-1206 Jack Boyle
Annual Otisville Community Yard Sale
9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Village of Otisville is holding its annual community yard sale, rain or shine. Yards sales will be around the village and in Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street. Anyone wishing to set up a sale at Veterans Memorial Park must contact Liz at 845-386-1022. Any village resident planning to set up a sale at their house can contact Diane at 845-386-1251 to have their address listed on the official yard sale map. There is no charge for this. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Ken Coppola at 845-386-1138. To ensure everyone’s safety the day of the sale, many streets will be one-way only, with parking allowed on only one side of the street.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors at the Newburgh Library
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Newburgh Free Library will bring in licensed therapy dogs to help kids 6-years-old and up to read.
Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street
845-563-3612 Bonnie Sakow
Port Jervis Historic House and Garden Tour
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Three houses, a magical hideaway, and a secret garden. People will get to visit the Rauner residence at 222 West Main Street, the Jiang residence at 20 Ferguson Avenue, the Copa-Riviere residence at 19 Ferguson Avenue, the Fried-Patterson residence at 249 N. Orange Street, and the Washburn-Stephens garden at 15 Elmendorf Street. Sponsored by the Port Jervis Council for the Arts. The event will happen rain or shine.
Ticket vendor locations:
Flora Laura (186 Pike St.) 845-856-1611
Gina’s Hope Chest (77 Fowler St.) 845-856-4673
The Herb Shoppe (15 Jersey Ave.) 845-856-6579
ERA Meloi (243 E Main St.) 845-856-4492
Admission: Advance tickets $10, Day-of $15
Bear Mountain Pow Wow
11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bear Mountain Pow Wow is a full contest Pow Wow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers, and performing groups from across the Americas. There will be over 40 artist booths selling crafts, jewelry, food, and more. Other highlights of the event include authentic cuisine: buffalo burgers, venison stew and corn soup. Visitors can interact with representatives from tribes of the Lakota, Navajo, Mohawk, Seneca, Cherokee, Aztec, Mayan, Samoan, Hawaiian, and many more. The event will happen rain or shine. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or umbrellas. No alcohol, drugs, outside food, drinks, ice or coolers will be allowed on the premises.
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Harriman State Park Palisades Interstate Parkway
Red Hawk Native American Arts Council
Admission: Adults $12, Youth (6-12) $12, Seniors (65+) $10, Children 5 and under are free. Parking $8
New York Renaissance Faire
August 6-October 2
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The New York Renaissance Faire will have rides, entertainment, food, artisans, and more. Open on weekends and Labor Day Monday.
New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A
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
Port Jervis Arts Walk and Summer Street Fair
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This is Port Jervis’s 18th annual Arts Walk and Summer Street Fair. There will be art, crafts, music, dancing, and food. Rain date is Aug. 14.
23 Front Street
845-856-6694 Tri-State Chamber of Commerce
Admission: No admission
Middletown Railroad Day
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Ontario & Western Railway Society will be hosting “Middletown Rail Day.” At 11:00 a.m. there will be a program “Interlockings, Interchanges, and Towers’ Southern Division from Highview to Sidney” by Doug Barberio. There will also be an operating model train layout, railroad hobby vendors, and O&W displays. Food available. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Mulberry House Senior Center, 62-70 West Main Street
Mustang Club Car Show
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Mustang Club of Orange County will hold a car show and club competition at Museum Village. Cars and trucks from 1900 to today will compete for cash prizes and trophies. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Museum Village.
Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M
973-809-4052 Steve Motola
Race consists of a 600-meter swim in the Delaware River, a 16K bike ride, and a 5K run. Enter as an individual or a 2 or 3 member team. Registration is open until maximum number of competitors is reached.
West End Beach, Ferry Street & Water Street
845-522-9338 The Tri-State Triathlon
Admission: Individuals $85, Teams $150
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
A sport invented in 1965 that combines ping pong, badminton, and tennis has seen a recent explosion in popularity, allowing people with less speed and endurance to still enjoy the competitive court culture of tennis.
Newburgh Jewish Community Center, 290 North Street
845-561-6602 Newburgh Jewish Community Center
Admission: Members are free, non-members $8 plus $1 for paddle rental
Jason Casterlin Band
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Part of the Town of Mount Hope & Village of Otisville Summer Concert Series, the Jason Casterlin Band will perform country music.
Mount Hope Town Park, 328 Finchville Turnpike
845-386-1460 Kathleen A. Myers
Goshen Summer Concert Series
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Village of Goshen will host week 6 of their summer concert series. Evan Teatum & Alan Battiato will play guitar, keyboard, and percussion for easy listening acoustic sounds.
Village Green, 120 Main Street
845-551-0699 Kyle Roddey
Tim Urban in Concert
Tim Urban gained national attention with his seventh place finish on the 2010 season of ‘American Idol.’ He 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
The Carl Richards Band at Riverside Park
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Carl Richards band plays Country, old Rock and Roll, and Blues. They’ll be playing in the Port Jervis Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park as the final act of the season.
Riverside Park, 4th Street
845-858-4045 Port Jervis Recreation Department
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Preview Performance
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. See the preview performance on Aug. 11 for a special price before the show officially opens the following night.
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway
845-610-5900 Sugar Loaf Box Office
Admission: All seats $25 plus $2 facility fee
Middletown Summer Concert Series: Dave Keyes
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Dave Keyes has worked with legends of roots music and been involved in award-winning projects. He’s bringing his signature brand of Blues to Middletown before heading out to play music in Europe.
Sweet Sounds of Summer on North, 9-15 North Street
845-343-8075 John Degnan
Reprise of History of the D&H Canal with Gary Keeton
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.
845-386-4892 Gary Keeton