Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 16-22
Orange County Senior Games
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.
Tom Quinlisk 845-457-4910
The Gallery at the Green Onion
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Open House and Tour of The 1722 Bull Stone House
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
The Bull Stone House 845-496-2855
Pine Bush Harvest Festival
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 Lions Club 845-744-5856
Newburgh Waterfront Urban Trail Walk
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
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
Hamptonburgh Country Festival 845-294-9016
The Other Side of Summer
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
The Other Side of Summer 845-304-4152
Admission: Adults $10, Kids 12 and under are free
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
Humane Society of Port Jervis & Deerpark 845-672-3830
Adults $15, Kids 12 and under $8
Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh
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
Croquet Games at Downing Park
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
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