Orange County Events Calendar Oct. 14-20
Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze at Piersons Farm
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Daily pumpkin picking and corn maze. Hay rides. Grass fed angus beef, pastured poultry and eggs, cream line milk, and goat cheese.
1448 Route 211 West
Jackie Pierson 845-386-1882
Admission: Adults and kids $2-$9, Children 2 and under free
Art Exhibit: ‘Birds: Enduring Feathered Creatures’
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—they are portrayed in 115 paintings, photographs, drawings, collages, and sculptures in realistic as well as abstract depictions by 51 artists in this art exhibit.
Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange, 24 Grandview Avenue
SUNY Orange 845-341-4891
Class: Painting Glassware With Fall Designs
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Painted glassware for gifts or to keep and use at home.
Community Room, Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis Free Library 845-856-7313
Orange County Pumpkin Festival
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Orange County’s annual Pumpkin Festival includes an afternoon of activities consisting of pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, face painting, and a hay ride through the historic grounds of the Hill-Hold property to the pumpkin patch.
Hill-Hold Museum, 128 Route 416
Orange County Parks Department 845-615-3830
Monroe Historical Society 8th Annual Antique Car Show
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Annual Monroe car show seeking spectators and participants.
McGarrah Inn Historic Site, 300 Stage Road
Open House on the Farm
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, the open house will take place at the Sprucegate Holsteins Dairy Farm. This event will have guided tours, farm equipment, and milking demos, youth and 4-H activities, lunch, and snacks available. Also features book nook and storytime, local agricultural products, fun food facts, and outdoor games. Visit the calves and enter the name the calf contest.
Sprucegate Holsteins Dairy Farm, 302 Wallkill Road
Admission: Suggested donation $1
Stars of the Valley Quilt Show
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild biannual show. Vendors, food, boutiques, appraisals and lectures.
Sanfordville Elementary School, 144 Sanfordville Road
Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild
Goshen Fall Festival: Art Walk, Concert, and Pumpkin Carving
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pumpkin carvers of all ages are welcome, from children to professional artists. Free pumpkin carving from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there will be various artists showcasing their work while a live band plays. The Goshen Art League is also organizing themed, artistic scarecrows and supersized puppets for the event. Local artists and authors will showcase their work. Additionally, there will be face painting for childen and food on site. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of C.J. Hooker Middle School will be holding the second annual chili cook-off during the festival. This contest is free to enter, and chili “flights” will be sold after the contest. Trophies and bragging rights will be awarded to the first-place winner and runner-up. There will also be a pie contest from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with separate categories for apple and pumpkin. Rain date is Oct. 22.
Village Green, Main Street and South Church Street
Goshen Fall Festival
Angry Orchard Harvest Fest
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Event for adults. Features live music by Matisyahu, and G. Love and Special Sauce, plus local acts. Cider house tour includes three samples of cider. Purchase tickets in advance. VIP tickets available.
Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post Road
Angry Orchard 1-888-845-3311
Admission: General Admission $45, VIP $75
Moonwalk at Moonbeams Preserve
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
A guided evening stroll under a full moon with a discussion on history.
Suitable for all ages. Registration required.
Moonbeams Preserve, 219 Prosperous Valley Road
Jeremy Schneider, Outreach & Programs Coordinator 845 469-0951
Conference: C4 DigiCon
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
C4 DigiCon, hosted by the TriState Chamber of Commerce, is a one-day social media marketing conference that will teach about the most effective ways to bring in new customers/clients to a business digitally. C4 DigiCon is intended for any professional at a business or nonprofit organization who is involved in public relations, marketing, and customer service, including, but not limited to, owners, employees, managers, and marketers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit social media/digital marketing/tech-related businesses in the exhibitor hall, and have a chance to win prizes through social media contests.
Delaware Valley High School, 252 Route 6
Admission: Exhibitor Hall is free, Educational Sessions Pass $15
Concert: Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon has a career that spans three generations of music, television, and motion pictures. By the time he was 11, Avalon was playing trumpet on Jackie Gleason’s TV show. As a teenager, he played with Bobby Rydell in the dance band, Rocco and the Saints. He had 31 charted Billboard singles from 1958 to 1962.
Eisenhower Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher Road
Eisenhower Hall Theatre 845-938-4159
Session: Career Help/Individual Job Coaching
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Professional career counselor Ann Marie will be available to answer questions and work on résumés, interviewing skills, cover letter writing, job searches, and more. Come prepared. Space is limited. Registration required.
Chester Public Library, 1784 Kings Highway
Chester Public Library 845-469-4252
Armchair Yoga for Seniors
Participants will learn how to stretch, relax, and become more flexible. Registration is encouraged. Designed for age 60 and older.
Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street
Newburgh Free Library 845-563-3600
Talk: Americans of the Hudson Highlands
Award winning historian and Native American author Evan Pritchard will share his research on the Algonquin history of the Hudson Highlands, from the Muhool (ferry boat) crossing at Newburgh, to Cornwall Bay where Henry Hudson anchored, to Kowawese (Plum Point) to Pasquaskeck (Storm King) to Iona Island’s ceremonial circle, to Popolopen Creek, to Bear Mountain, and more. Using maps and photos, Mr. Pritchard will outline Algonquin trails, villages, and waterways, and discuss the origins of place names such as Kowawese, Popolopen, Matteawan, Quassaic, Woodcock (Wenigticonk), and Schunnemunk Mountains. Book signing to follow. If the weather is questionable, call 845-534-5506 after 5 p.m. to listen to the recorded message. Refreshments available. Prepaid registration is not required. Come early for better seating.
The Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 845-534-5506
Admission: Members $5, Nonmembers $7
College Admissions Workshop
Presented by Elizabeth Levine, Signature College Counseling. Topics covered include how to perform a college search, managing the application process, college admissions myths, the college essay, and financial aid basics.
Library Meeting Room, Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, 203 Main Street
Goshen Public Library 845-294-6606
Talk: Iceland–The Island of the Vikings
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
SUNY-Orange World History professor Michael Strmiska will speak on the history of Iceland, including its Viking settlement in the ninth century, its period as a kingless, pagan republic, its medieval status as a colony of Norway, its battle for independence, and its modern status as an advanced Nordic state with an economy based on fishing, tourism, and music.
Suny Orange Rowley Center Room 010, 115 South Street
Michael Strmiska, global initiative coordinator 845-527-3825
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
A program exploring the phenomenon of cyberbullying and how not to ignore it.
Abbott House, 100 Commerce Drive
Workshop: Discipline is Not a Dirty Word
October 19, 26, November 2, 9
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
This program series will help parents and caregivers learn and practice seven basic principles of positive and persuasive discipline. It is a four-session series.
St. Peters Lutheran Church, 31 West Main Street
Admission: Per family $40
Talk: Caring for Succulents and Cacti
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Coordinator of Friends of the Garden Sullivan County Susan Dollard will cover the proper care of succulents including light, soil, temperature, water, and fertilization. Succulents are any plant with thick, fleshy tissue in which water is stored. They are easy to care for and lend themselves to many creative uses. All participants will create a small dish garden to take home.
The Hub at Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis Free Library 845-856-7313 ext. 5
Soup Making Workshop
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This workshop will teach people how to make easy, homemade soup recipes. Techniques for freezing soups will also be discussed. Class is limited to 16 participants. Bring an apron. No open-toe shoes. Long hair must be tied back. Each participant will be required to sign a risk waiver. Registration deadline is Oct. 14.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue
Will of Orange Trail Run
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Races of 10k-25k and the “The Big Woo” 50k on a newly opened trail system on 2,200 acres of reservoir property. The 25k and 50k are run on a 25k loop. Register at webscorer.com/24554.
City of Port Jervis Watershed and Recreational Area, Reservoir Avenue and Cedar Street
Outdoor Club of Port Jervis
City of Middletown Harvest Festival
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This second annual harvest festival will feature arts and crafts,’Trunk or Treat’ with city departments and partners, face-painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, and assorted activities. The Middletown Farmer’s Market will also be open.
Middletown BID Farmer’s Market, Cottage Street and Railroad Avenue
City of Middletown Harvest Festival 845-346-4180
Operation P.J. Pride Trunk or Treat
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Port Jervis Trunk or Treat hosted by Operation P.J. Pride.
Catholic Charities Parking Lot, 17 Sussex Street
Operation P.J. Pride 845-321-3732
Glass Factory Tours
Monday to Friday
10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
Tour the historic glass factory and watch skilled craftsmen create pressed glass lenses, domes, and globes.
Gillinder Glass Factory, 39 Erie Street
Gillinder Glass 845-856-5375
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors and children $4