Orange County Events Calendar Oct. 7-13
Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze at Piersons Farm
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Daily pumpkin picking. Daily 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
Cider5 Foot Race & Craft Fair
Check-in at 7:00 a.m., race starts at 9:00 a.m.
The Cider5 is a 5-mile running and walking road course. The first 200 registrants will get an event t-shirt and all registrants will get a goodie bag. The event is being organized by the Knights of Columbus Council #16365 and will benefit the organizations they
Holy Cross Church, 626 County Route 22
Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
This is a leisurely paddle up the Hudson River towards the entrance of Moodna Marsh. Bald eagle spottings are common on this excursion.
Storm King Adventure Tours, 178 Hudson Street
Storm King Adventure Tours 845-534-7800
Indie Author Day
To celebrate the inaugural National Indie Author Day, the Newburgh Main Library is welcoming local, independent authors to introduce themselves and their books. A “How to Self-Publish” workshop will cover the many avenues for self-publishing, how to decide the best route to take, and how to use software already installed on computers or free software from the internet to write a book.
Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street
Newburgh Free Library 845-563-3600
UpFront Autumn Artists Reception
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The UpFront Exhibition Space is holding an autumn artist’s reception. There will be live music by Kevin
UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue
Gordon Graff 845-754-5000
Port Jervis Farmers’ Market Benefit Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
This is a fundraiser for the Port Jervis Farmers Market. Features live music. Pay in advance or at the door.
Farmers Market Square, Pike Street and Hammond Street
Admission: Suggested donation $10
Sugar Loaf Fall Festival
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Local arts and crafts vendors, handcrafted products, music, and food. Musical guests include J.T. Santiago of the Black Dirt Band, Lesley Anne Forman, Evan Teatum & Alan Batiatto, Tony Rivera, Chris De, E’lissa Jones, Olivia Zinn and the Coalition, Jerry and the Bulldog, Ed Packer, Gene Focarelli & Friends, Gayle Donnelly, and more.
1371 Kings Highway
LiveIt!Live at Orchard Hill Cider Mill
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Guests can pick apples, pick pumpkins, pick a favorite cider and drink a cocktail accompanied by live music. LiveIt!Live musicians will perform at the Orchard Hill Cider Mill.
Orchard Hill Cider Mill at Soons Orchard, 29 Soons Circle
Ellen Kaye 646-584-2387
12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Carmine’s Chianti Cow Restaurant is hosting an Oktoberfest “Fun for the Entire Family” Festival. There will be live music, pumpkin picking, a haunted corn maze adventure,German food, and lots of beer.
Carmine’s Chianti Cow Restaurant, 1483 US Highway 6
Ellen Kaye 646-584-2387
Family Movie Afternoon: ‘Zootopia’
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A viewing of Zootopia for families. Library will supply snacks.
Library Meeting Room, Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, 203 Main Street
Goshen Public Library 845-294-6606
Shawangunk Ridge Hike with Mike Medley
This is a moderately-difficult hike lasting four to five hours. Participants are advised to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and bring water, lunch, and binoculars. Registration required.
D&H Canal Kiosk, Pat Moore Memorial Picnic Grove on Sullivan Street
Mike Medley 845-754-0743
Fall Foliage Hike to Storm King Mountain
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
A hike with views of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Approximately a 4-mile loop with some moderate to strenuous sections. Listed as one of the top 10 fall foliage hikes by the NY/NJ Trail Conference. Participants should bring water and dress for the weather. Registration required.
Storm King Mountain (Directions emailed to registrants)
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum 845-534-5506
Admission: Adult members $5, Child members $3, Adult non-members $7, Child non-members $5
Relatives as Parents Program: Coffee & Conversation
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Relatives as Parents Program: Coffee and Conversation is a mutual support group for grandparents and relative caregivers. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Ext. Orange County. Free childcare and 4-H youth program is available with pre-registration.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Avenue
Workshop: Raising and Caring for Rabbits
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
This program is designed to introduce beginners and experts of all ages to the Orange County Hare Raisers Club and to learn about owning a rabbit. The program will be presented by 11-year-old Brandon Weiss (accompanied by his mother and assistant, Deborah). Brandon, who has three different types of rabbits, will review the differences and what makes each one special. He will also discuss the correct way to care and feed for a rabbit, as well as recognizing and treating any ailments that might befall them. Brandon will also share what happens at a rabbit show and why he travels extensively to participate in
them. This program is for children and adults. Pre-registration required.
Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library 845-856-7313
Job Coaching Session
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Participants will get a one-hour coaching session devoted to a job topic: resume writing, the interviewing process, or something else. Call the library to reserve an hour with job coach Ann Marie Buckley.
Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Eating Smart, Being Active
October 13, 20, 27
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Eating Smart, Being Active is a free, interactive nutrition workshop series for families with children.
YMCA, 6 Liberty Street
Annmarie Stephens 845-344-1234
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
Goshen Fall Festival: Art Walk, Concert, and Pumpkin Carving
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pumpkin carvers of all ages are welcomed, 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 cookoff 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
Open House on the Farm
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This event will have guided tours, farm equipment and milking demos, and youth and 4-H activities. Lunch and snacks available. Also features book nook and storytime, local agricultural products, fun food facts, and outdoor games, along with a name the calf contest.
Sprucegate Holsteins Dairy Farm, 302 Wallkill Road
Admission: Suggested donation per person: $1
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
C4 DigiCon, hosted by the Tri-State 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 eleven, 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
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: 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 to not ignore it.
Abbott House, 100 Commerce Drive
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