Orange County Events Calendar July 28 – Aug. 6
Riverside Concert Series in Port Jervis
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Rich Wilson will be performing at this week’s concert.
845-858-4000ext.6 Portn Jervis Recreation
Port Jervis Library Backyard Series:Everything Lavender
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Lavender is becoming increasingly grown fortheproductionofitsessentialoil,which comes from the distillation of the flower spikesofcertainspeciesoftheplant.Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti- inflammatoryproperties,whichcanbeused to help heal minor burns and bug bites,
and some research has revealed that the essential oil of lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Linda Werner of Orange County Cooperative Extension will share the broad range of uses of the lavender in gardening. Program requires pre-registration. The schedule is subject to change. Patrons who have pre-registered will be notified.
Port Jervis Library, Community Room, 138 Pike Street
Orange County Fair
Weekdays 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Weekends 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
One of the oldest county fairs in New York State is back again for 12 days at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Wallkill. There will be carnival rides and games, vendors, demos, exhibits, and live concerts, plus Demolition Derby and other events at the adjacent Speedway.
Orange County Fairgrounds, 239 Wisner Avenue
845-343-4826 Orange County Fair
Admission: See website for ticket prices
Village of Monroe Summer Festival
Thursday & Friday 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Food and rides for all ages. Tickets sold in cash only.
North end of Millpond Park
845-782-8341 Village of Monroe Activities Committee
Admission: Rides $20 per person
Middletown Music Series: Cocomama
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Free concerts every Thursday evening through August 25.
The park adjacent to Something Sweet, 17 North Street
Middletown Music Series: Tone Benders
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Free concerts every Friday through August 26.
Festival Square, 31 West Main Street
Historic Tavern Trail of the Hudson Valley: Painter’s Restaurant
Tavern Trail happy hour and dinner events featurelocalfood,aspecialtyTavernTrail cocktail,anddiscussionsoflocalhistory. OrangeCountyHistorianJohannaYaun,the tavern/restaurant owner, and an invited local expert will follow happy hour with a brief presentation on a local history topic. Painter’s Restaurant, built in 1870 as the Elm Park Hotel and later known as the Cornwall Inn, has a long history as a Cornwall resort hotel and is still a functioning inn with seven rooms, a restaurant, art gallery, and Art Deco-style wood bar. Guests wishing to stay for optional dinner at 7:00 p.m. must RSVP directly with Painter’s Restaurant.
Painter’s Restaurant, 266 Hudson Street
Concert: America the Beautiful
Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra with special guests Chris Caffery from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the Duprees. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Open seating. Event held rain or shine.
Goshen Historic Track, 44 Park Place
Admission: Advance $25, Day-of $30
Sweitzer Cup Soccer Tournament
The tournament is played to honor Timothy J. Sweitzer, who was killed in a car accident during his senior year at John S. Burke Catholic in 1996. The tournament will feature 12 teams who will play to win the Sweitzer Cup.
Capelli Outdoor Sports Complex at DeBuck’s Sod Farm, 547 Glenwood Rd.
Helicopters and Horsepower Show
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
There will be a car show put on by the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club, helicopter rides by Independent Helicopters, and live music by the Armonia Band. Admission includes a raffle ticket for a helicopter ride or a flat screen TV. Call for tickets. All proceeds go to disabled American veterans. Rain date is Aug. 7.
Stewart International Airport, Second Aviation Hangar
Herb Day Lecture & Luncheon at Hill-Hold Museum
The Friends of the Hill-Hold Museum are holding their annual fundraising event Herb Day Lecture and Luncheon. This year’s speaker, Stephanie Falsetta from Scents of the Valley
in Montgomery, will discuss making goat milk soaps and uses for essential oils. Guests will then have a three-course, herb-themed lunch catered by The Eagle’s Nest under a tent on the front lawn of Hill Hold Historic Homestead. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle for herb baskets, door prizes, shopping from
a variety of herb plants and items from the Goosetown Gift Shop. Advanced registration and pre-payment are required.
Skea Lodge, Hill-Hold Museum, 128 Route 416
Admission: $45 per person
Wallkill’s National Night Out
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
This is a family-frindly event open to all Wallkill residents. Food, DJ, games, entertainment, crime prevention tips, singing competition child fingerprinting, and more. There will be
a shuttle bus service from Transformation Church, 160 Blumel Road, starting at 5:30 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 3.
Town of Wallkill Little League Park, 99 Little League Way
Port Jervis National Night Out
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community relationships,
and send a strong message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back to instill a safe and positive atmosphere in our community. Events in the park will follow the Port Pride Parade that starts at City Hall, 22 Hammond Street at 5:30 p.m.
Riverside Park, 4th Street
History Talk with Stephen Skye
This week’s Neversink Valley Museum Wednesday Night History Talk is with Stephen Skye.
The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, 26 Hoag Road
845-754-8870 The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation
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 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 OrangeCountyParks 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. See local vendors’ wares and art. Rain date is Aug. 12.
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
Otisville Annual 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.
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