Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 2-8

September 1, 2016 Updated: September 1, 2016

Paddling the Delaware with Kittatinny Canoes

Various times

Trips for experienced and novice paddlers. Raft, canoe, kayak, tube, calmwater and whitewater for all levels of experience. Paddlers may bring a picnic lunch, stop, relax, and swim during the trip. Reservations required.

Barryville Base, 3846 State Route 97

Kittatinny Canoes 800-356-2852

Glass Factory Tours

Monday to Friday
11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:45 p.m.

Tour the historic glass factory and watch skilled craftsmen create pressed glass lenses, domes, and globes.

Gillinder Glass Factory, 39 Erie Street
Port Jervis

Gillinder Glass 845-856-5375

Admission: Adults $5, Seniors and children $4

Goshen Art Walk

September 2
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

On the first Friday of the month, the Village of Goshen, the Goshen Art League, the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange County Arts Council jointly host a monthly art walk in downtown Goshen. Participating businesses in the downtown feature the work of a local artist and offer refreshments.

Downtown Goshen, West Main Street and Church Street

Village of Goshen 845-294-6750

Classic Car Show

September 2
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The 1950s will come back to life with cars from that period and live music by One Swift Kick at this Classic Car Show. Attendees should bring blankets and chairs for seating.

Railroad Green, Railroad Avenue and Oakland Avenue

Village of Warwick 845-986-2031

New York Renaissance Faire

September 2-October 2
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 and Labor Day Monday.

New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A
Tuxedo Park

New York Renaissance Faire 845-351-5171

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 2-October 22
Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed Sundays

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

Summer Music Series at Brown Barn Farms

September 2-3
12:00 p.m.

Friday’s show features Lucia and Levi, and Saturday’s show features Those Guys. Alcoholic drinks available for purchase, but outside food welcome since food options are limited.

Brown Barn Farms, 286 Maple Avenue
New Hampton

Orange County Distillery 845-374-2011

Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone

September 2-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

Film: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

September 2-8
Friday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., Monday 5:15 p.m.

Meryl Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins in a depiction of the real life socialite with poor vocal skills who managed to captivate the world through the perserverance and love of her husband, played by Hugh Grant. Film directed by Stephen Frears.

Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street

Downing Film Center 800-974-8592, 845-561-3686
Admission: Adults $9, Students and active military with ID $8, Senior citizens (62+) $7, Children under 16 $7, Members/fans $6 with card

Hercules Fitness Challenge

September 3
6:00 a.m.

The Hercules Fitness Challenge is a 7K race across diverse terrain with challenging obstacles like paint ball. The challenge offers three categories of difficulty: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The overall course comprises a 5K run and 28 obstacles of varying difficulty within “12 Labors” or sections. The entry corridor for each obstacle is color-coded to the category of difficulty.

Hercules Fitness Challenge, 360 Route 211

Hercules Fitness Challenge
Admission: Adult races $60, Kid races $35

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

September 3-4, 7-8
Wednesday 1:00 p.m., Thursday 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 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 free

Longboard: Acme Freeride Symposium ‘Make Downhill Great Again’

September 3-5
Various times

The Acme Freeride Symposium is a closed-road clinic for any longboarder who wants to skate big hills for their first time, sharpen their downhill knowledge, learn new techniques, ride a world class course for three days of non-competitive fun, or join competitive racing for prizes. No cost to participate with online registration. Helmet, gloves and pads required, leathers optional.

100-200 Skyline Drive
Port Jervis

Bergen County Bombers 201-470-4627
Admission: Three days $180, One or two days $75

New York Air Show

September 3-4

The USAF Thunderbirds will headline the air show with their red, white, and blue F-16s. Other aircraft performances include a U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet, a B-1 Bomber, a C-17 Globemaster III, and the West Point Parachute Team. There will be vendors, military, and civilian aircraft on display. Schedule: 9:00 a.m. gates and ground displays open, 12:00 p.m. (in order of performance) National Anthem flag jump by the West Point Parachute Team, Kent Pietsch’s comedy act, C-17 Globemaster III demo, L-39 Cold War-era jet demo, U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demo, David Windmiller in the Zivko Edge 540, Mitchell “Panchito” in B-25 WWII bomber, Kent Pietsch shows “How to Land on an RV,” GEICO Skytypers, West Point Parachute Team, U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet demo, Buck Roetman in the Pitts Special, Kent Pietsch’s “Deadstick Aerobatic demo.”

Stewart International Airport, 180 1st Street
New Windsor

New York Air Show 321-395-3110
Admission: Adults $22.50, Children $11.25, Children under 6 are free

Civil War Weekend

September 3-4
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Meet Federal and Confederate troops brought back to life in their camps, witness battle demonstrations, shop at Sutler’s Row, and hear President Lincoln give the Gettysburg Address.

Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M

Museum Village 845-782-8248 x1
Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children 4-12 $10

Walk to the Wallkill

September 3
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A scenic walk through the fields and woodlands to the Wallkill River. An easy to moderate walk just under two miles round-trip led by a guide. Terrain is flat with rolling hills. Pre-registration required.

Hamptonburgh Preserve, 3 State Highway 416
Campbell Hall

Jeremy Schneider, Outreach & Programs Coordinator 845-534-3690
Admission: Suggested donation $5

West Point ‘Music Under the Stars’ Labor Day Celebration

September 3
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The West Point Band will perform the 1812 Overture with live cannon fire followed by a fireworks display over the Hudson. Picnics welcome.

Trophy Point Amphitheater, 119 Washington Road
West Point

West Point Band 845-938-2617
Admission: Free

StoryWalk Opening Day and ‘Awesome Opossum’ Debut

September 3
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

StoryWalk is a way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. This edition of StoryWalk features “Night Animals” by Gianna Marino. Pages from this book are posted along the meadow trails at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Wildlife Education Center. Participants read their way along the trail. Crafts and snacks for the kids are available throughout the afternoon. At 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. participants can meet the new opossum, and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. there will be a guided walk along the StoryWalk Trail.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard

Wildlife Education Center 845-534-7781
Admission: Non-members $3, Members are free

Play: ‘So Please You’

September 3
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

This is a comical-tragical, tragicalcomical tale of an underdog actor and his foolish band of woodland compatriots. In celebration of Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, ‘So Please You’ brings Shakespeare’s almost silent heroes‚ characters on the fringes, the small-part superheroes of Elizbethan theater‚ out of the wings and into the limelight. Stemming from the story of a servant named Dennis who appears only once in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’ this family-friendly farce traces this underdog’s journey as a struggling actor who discovers friends, foes, and plenty of tomfoolery along his uphill climb to stardom.

Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway

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

Beekeeper Tours

September 3
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

Everything Erie Railroad Exhibit

September 3
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

Kayak Tour to Moodna Marsh

September 3, 5
Saturday 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday 2:00 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
Admission: $60

Orange County Fire Police Car Show

September 4
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

This is the first Orange County Fire Police car show, a benefit for the fire police of Orange County. There will be food and music by DJ Hot Rod.

Trotter Historic Race Track, 240 Main Street

Paul Niemann 845-406-7765
Admission: $15 per vehicle

Onion Festival

September 4
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Pine Island Onion Festival will feature 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra, and the Pokolenie Dancers, a polka group from Pine Island . The winner of the onion competition receives $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Registration is limited to 12 contestants. The contest is held in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions.

Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion, 16 Legion Road
Pine Island

Pine Island Chamber of Commerce 845-258-1469

Walking Tour of Algonquin Park

September 4
2:00 p.m.

Members of the Historical Society and park supporters will take a walk through Algonquin Park, once an active black powder mill complex and now a 40-plus acre recreational park. Tour guides on this history hike will talk about the history behind the structures and waterways.

Algonquin Park, Route 52 and Powder Mill Road

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

Knit and Stitch

September 6
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Open to all for knitting, crocheting, and any other stitch style. Children 10 and up welcome with a parent or guardian.

Newburgh Mall, 1401 NY-300

Newburgh Free Library 845-566-0460
Admission: Free