Orange County Events Calendar Aug. 5-11

August 4, 2016 Updated: August 4, 2016

CreativesMX Conference

August 5-7

Times vary

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,
Middletown, Saugerties,
Kingston, Beacon


Admission: Full Pass $450-$550, Day Pass $175-$250, Parent Pass $60-$150, Spectator Pass $125

Movie ‘Zootopia’ in the Park

August 5

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

Admission: Free

Goshen Art Walk and Street Concert

August 5

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


Admission: Free

‘The Shallows’ at Middletown’s Festival Square

August 5
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



John Degnan

Admission: Free

OC Audubon Society Field Trip

August 6

9:00 a.m.

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

Admission: Free

4th Annual Community Health Fair

August 6

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

Admission: Free

Annual Otisville Community Yard Sale

August 6

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.


845-386-1251 Diane

Tail Waggin’ Tutors at the Newburgh Library

August 6

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

Admission: Free

Port Jervis Historic House and Garden Tour

August 6

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.

Port Jervis

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

August 6-7

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

Stony Point


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

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

Port Jervis Arts Walk and Summer Street Fair

August 7

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

Port Jervis

845-856-6694 Tri-State Chamber of Commerce

Admission: No admission

Middletown Railroad Day

August 7

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


Admission: Free

Mustang Club Car Show

August 7

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

Admission: Free

Tri-State Triathlon

August 7

7:30 a.m.

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

Port Jervis

845-522-9338 The Tri-State Triathlon

Admission: Individuals $85, Teams $150


August 8

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

August 9

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

Admission: Free

Goshen Summer Concert Series

August 10

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

Admission: Free

Tim Urban in Concert

August 10

6:30 p.m.

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

Admission: Free

The Carl Richards Band at Riverside Park

August 11

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

Port Jervis

845-858-4045 Port Jervis Recreation Department

Admission: Free

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Preview Performance

August 11

7:30 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. 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
Sugar Loaf

845-610-5900 Sugar Loaf Box Office

Admission: All seats $25 plus $2 facility fee

Middletown Summer Concert Series: Dave Keyes

August 11

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

Admission: Free

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