Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 16-22

September 15, 2016 Updated: September 15, 2016

Orange County Senior Games

September 16-18
Various times

The Orange County Senior Games celebrates its 33rd year with a variety of competitions, contests, museum tours, and social activities for men and women ages 55 and older. Presented by the Orange County Department of Parks and Office for the Aging, the Senior Games is one of the longest running programs of its kind in the nation. It will be held at various venues throughout the county. Lunch, breakfast, and/or refreshments are included with most events. For the competitive events, Olympic-style medallions (gold, silver, bronze) will be awarded to male and female winners in the following age categories: 55-59, 60-64, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85 and over. Each participant will receive a Senior Games t-shirt. There are door prizes and special giveaways available at all events. Due to the program’s popularity, early registration is recommended. Some events have registration limitations.

Orange County

Tom Quinlisk 845-457-4910

The Gallery at the Green Onion

September 16
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Opening reception for a new artist co-op within an organic farm market.

8 Greycourt Avenue


The Green Onion

New York Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

The New York Renaissance Faire will have rides, entertainment, food, artisans, and more. Open weekends only.

New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A

Tuxedo Park

New York Renaissance Faire
Admission: Adults $25, Seniors (age 62+) and military with valid ID $20, Children (ages 5-12) $12, Children 4 and younger are free

Art Exhibit ‘Birds: Enduring Feathered Creatures’

September 16-October 22
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
Admission: Free

Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone

September 16-October 31

A collection of 75 historical photographs of 15 long-standing businesses in Newburgh are on display in the Lobby at the Ritz.

Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway


Lobby at the Ritz 845-784-1199
Admission: Free

Musical: “The Producers”

September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25
September 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 8:00 p.m.; September 18, 24, and 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The Playhouse at Museum Village continues its 21st season with Mel Brooks’ popular musical comedy “The Producers.” A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway. This musical skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender.” Admission includes dessert at intermission.

The Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M


Bruce Roman 845-294-9465
Admission: $22 per person

Sip & Paint to Benefit Hudson Valley Honor Flight

September 16
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Participants will paint a sunflower to help send World War II and Korean War Veterans to see their memorials in Washington, DC. Admission includes art supplies and two glasses of wine.

Veterans Memorial Park, Schipps Lane and Tower Avenue


Hudson Valley Honor Flight 845-391-0076
Admission: $40

Nature Strollers Family Hiking Group

September 16-November 7
Mondays 9:30 a.m.

A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The Nature Stroller group will follow the trails of the Outdoor Discovery Center and explore the field, pond, and forest. There will also be a hands-on nature lesson presented by an environmental educator before heading out on the trails. The trails are stroller and toddler friendly. Meet at the Visitors Center. In case of inclement weather, call or check the Museum’s Facebook page. Goes through Nov. 7.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road


Outdoor Discovery Center 845-534-5506
Admission: Non-members $5 per family, Members are free

Everything Erie Railroad Exhibit

September 16-October 29
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This exhibit showcases the history of the Erie Railroad and the part it played in Chester’s history and growth. There will be photos, letters, artifacts, uniforms, and other memorabilia.

1915 Erie Station, 19 Winkler Place


Erie Station Museum 845-469-2591

Beekeeper Tours

September 17-October 29
Saturdays 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Beekeeper Colin Coyne leads tours and talks about honey bees and their dependence on the sun for communication and survival. Participants meet at the apiary at the far edge of Storm King’s property.

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road

New Windsor

Storm King Art Center 845-534-3115

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

September 17-18, 20
Saturday 1:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m., Tuesday 3:00 p.m.

Cruises on the Pride of the Hudson include narration by the captain of the sites along the way, including Washington’s Headquarters, Mount Beacon, Bannerman Island, Breakneck Mountain, Cold Spring, World’s End, Constitution Island, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Blu Pointe Landing, 120 Front Street


Hudson River Adventures 845-220-2120
Admission: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Children $18, Children 3 and under are free

Nailed Shutt Performs at Bashakill Vineyards

September 17
2:00 p.m.

Nailed Shutt will perform electric and acoustic versions of Grateful Dead Covers and acoustic sets of Americana music.

Bashakill Vineyards, 1131 South Road


Bashakill Vineyards 845-888-5858

Curiosity Day with Curious George

September 17
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Celebrate curiosity with monkey Curious George. The group will read some stories and do some crafts and activities. For ages 2 to to Second Grade.

Library Meeting Room, Goshen Public Library And Historical Society Central Library, 203 Main Street


Goshen Public Library 845-294-6606

Global NTD Martial Arts Competition

September 17-18
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

This international competition of traditional Chinese martial arts will be held over two days. Saturday features the preliminaries while Sunday features the semifinals, finals, and awards ceremony. Men’s and women’s divisions will compete across three categories: Fist, southern fist, and weapons. There will also be vendors and activities for the audience.

Michael G. Perkins Community Center, 47 Academy Avenue


Lijuan Nania 646-477-5878
Admission: One-day ticket $10, Two-day ticket $15

Mount Hope Moon Festival

September 17
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

This celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, will feature food, vendors, music, Chinese calligraphy, a dragon dance, crafts, games, and more. The Moon Festival is one of China’s most ancient and popular traditions, best known as a time for families and friends to get together.

Mount Hope Park Pavilion, 340 Finchville Turnpike


Yulia Tullar 414-333-3600
Admission: Free

Open House and Tour of The 1722 Bull Stone House

September 17
1:00 p.m.

The 1722 Bull Stone House is the historic homestead of William Bull and Sarah Wells. Guests will tour the house museum and grounds to learn about this important colonial family. There are marked trails through the woods to the Hamptonburgh cemetery where many of the family members are buried. Also on the property is the family barn constructed in 1718; the only example of a New World Dutch Barn still standing in Orange County. Guests are free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Pre-registration required.

The Bull Stone House, 183 County Route 51

Campbell Hall

The Bull Stone House 845-496-2855

Pine Bush Harvest Festival

September 17
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A day of entertainment for all ages, with arts and crafts, a farmers market, live music, food, games, and more.

Route 302 and Route 52

Pine Bush

Pine Bush Lions Club 845-744-5856

Newburgh Waterfront Urban Trail Walk

September 17
9:00 a.m. till dusk

This walk will follow a new trail that goes along the Hudson River. One of the few remaining natural open spaces in the mid-Hudson area.

Washington Street at the Hudson River


City of Newburgh 845-728-2601

Hamptonburgh Country Festival

September 17
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

This is a family-friendly day with pumpkin painting, face painting, a bounce house, children’s games, mini horses with carts, a live oxen demo, a milking demo, and more. There will also be food and craft vendors.

Hamptonburgh Town Park, 18 Bull Road

Campbell Hall

Hamptonburgh Country Festival 845-294-9016

The Other Side of Summer

September 17
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

A festival for the whole family with local food, local craft beverages, and live music. Activities for the kids includes face painting and a petting zoo.

The Ford Farm, 318 County Route 12

New Hampton

The Other Side of Summer 845-304-4152
Admission: Adults $10, Kids 12 and under are free


September 18

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m

Oldies bands Side F/X, The Ponytails, Jeremy Langdale Band, and Slice will perform. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Port Jervis & Deerpark.

Port Jervis High School Auditorium, 10 U.S. 209

Port Jervis

Humane Society of Port Jervis & Deerpark 845-672-3830

Adults $15, Kids 12 and under $8

Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh

September 18
1:30 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
Admission: $60

Croquet Games at Downing Park

September 18
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Neighboring communities will challenge each other in croquet and show their local pride. All ages are welcome, and the winning team will be added to the tournament trophy. The event is co-sponsored by the Downing Park Planning Committee, the Newburgh Historical Society, and the Newburgh Preservation Association.

Downing Park Planning, 123 Carpenter Avenue


Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and The Highlands 845-561-2585

Wine Making and Tasting

September 18
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

There will be a presentation on the wine-making process and a discussion about all the necessary equipment and supplies to make it. Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from award-winning local wineries and products from home vintners, while sampling an assortment of hors d’oeuvres under a tent. Other highlights of the evening will include a raffle for a “Basket of Cheer” and a painting supplied by the Wallkill River School, which will have artists on site doing plein-air painting. Bottles of wine will be given away as door prizes and guests will get to take home their commemorative wine tasting glass. Must register by Sept. 15. All proceeds from this event benefit the Hill-Hold and Brick House Museums.

Brick House Historial Museum, 850 Route 17K


Friends of the Hill Hold and Brick House 845-615-3828
Admission: $35