Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 23-29
Play: Talley’s Folly
September 23-25, 30, October 1-2
Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.
This play, written by Lanford Wilson, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. It’s by Bruce Gluckman and features Rebecca Robbins and Al Snider. Reservations required.
Cornerstone Theatre Arts, 223 Main Street
Cornerstone Theatre Arts
Admission: Suggested donation $10
Musical: The Producers
September 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
Orange County Cares Healthcare Symposium
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The purpose of this year’s OC Cares Symposium is to raise awareness about domestic violence in Orange County, discuss its impact, and provide information about services available for victims. David Adams, who founded the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, will give the keynote address.
Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road
Office of the Orange County Executive 845-291-2700
7th Annual Oktoberfest
Friday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Traditional German food, drink, and music with an American flair. Friday features activities for adults. Saturday features family activities.
Victor Constant Ski Area, 732 Victor Constant Road
Admission: Friday: Adults $2, Saturday: Adults $3, Children $1, Childen 5 and under are free
13th Biennial Country Quilters Quilt Show
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
In addition to a quilt display, there will be talks, a judged show, quilt-related vendors, door prizes, and appraising. The Country Quilters will also hold a craft supply sale as a fundraiser for materials for quilts they make and donate. There will also be a raffle fundraiser for scholarships for the Pine Bush High School. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Pine Bush High School, 156 State Route 302
Country Quilters Guild 845-744-3055
Admission: Adults $7, Both days $10, Children under 12 are free
6th Annual Newburgh Open Studios
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
A self-guided tour to see the work and meet many of the city’s artists, many located in historic buildings rarely open to the public. Maps available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Newburgh Open Studios
In Their Own Words: The Battle for Fort Montgomery
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This two hour program includes a tour with rarely-visited spots of the battlefield and concludes with a musket-firing demonstration. Registration required.
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W
New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation 845-446-2134
Wolf Critton in Concert
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Iraq War vet Wolf Critton will perform his blend of rock and blues.
Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway
The Ritz Theater 845-784-1199
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children can explore the inside of community vehicles in the City of Middletown and talk to their operators. This event is in conjunction with the Middletown Farmers Market.
Erie Way parking lot, opposite Cottage Street at Railroad Avenue
City of Middletown Recreation Department 845-346-4180
Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceutical Collection Event
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will collect unwanted prescription medication from county residents on Sept. 24 at the same time the county is collecting household hazardous waste. The service is provided free with proof of residency in the form of a tax bill or driver license. For a list of accepted items, visit the website.
Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Training Center Lane
Orange County Sheriff’s Office 845-291-4033
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 845-534-7800
Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
September 24 and 28 1:00 p.m., September 25 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 are free
Kites Over the Hudson
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free kites will be given to the first 150 children, 15 years and younger. Free refreshments will be served as well. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site will also be open with free admission, including a guided tour.
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty Street
New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation 845-562-1195
Pets Alive’s ’80’s Dance Party
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Dancing, costume contests, and a buffet dinner. Proceeds to benefit the animals of Pets Alive no-kill animal rescue.
Mulberry House, 62-70 West Main Street
Pets Alive 845-386-9738
Admission: Individuals $30, Couples $50
Orange County Farmers Museum 19th Annual Harvest Festival
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Annual harvest festival features antique tractors and equipment. Check website for more activities.
Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 Route 17K
Orange County Farmers Museum 845-457-2959
Poetry Trail Opening Celebration
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Presenting the “River of Words” Poetry Trail, a series of installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students as you walk along the trail.
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outddor Discovery Center, Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Outdoor Discovery Center 845-534-5506 ext. 204
Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The festival features a scarecrow contest, vendors, live music, the “Roaming Railroad” ride for kids, petting zoo, antique car show, and more. Rain or shine.
Downtown Port Jervis, 20 Hammond Street
City of Port Jervis 845-858-4000
Village of Montgomery Classic Antique Car Show
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Car show open to all kinds of cars from all years. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Valley Central Education Foundation.
Downtown Montgomery, Clinton Street and Wallkill Avenue
Village of Montgomery 845-457-9661
Admission: Pre-registration $15, Day-of show $20
Presentation: The Old Landing & the New York Wharf
Local historian Jim Berkise gives a presentation called “The Old Landing & the New York Wharf” about new discoveries on Gomez Mill House owners’ land-use history through ferries, roads, and commerce. Free tour after presentation.
Gomez Mill House, 11 Mill House Road
Ruth K. Abrahams, Ph.D. 845-236-3126
Goshen Library Yarn Gang
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Novice or experienced knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc. can join other fans and learn from each other.
Library Meeting Room, Goshen Public Library And Historical Society Central Library, 203 Main Street
Goshen Public Library 845-294-6606
Clothespin Candle Holder Workshop
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Krafty Kate and Techy Taylor will lead participants through the process of making a candle holder from clothespins and a tuna fish or cat food can. Participants should bring a can or two.
Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike Street
Port Jervis Free Library Computer Center 845-856-7313 ext. 5
Tavern Trails: Schlesinger’s Steakhouse
The next stop on the Historic Tavern Trail of the Hudson Valley will take place at Schlesinger’s Steakhouse. Schlesinger’s was built by Samuel Brewster in 1768. Brewster was an important local Revolutionary War patriot who ran an iron forge that helped make the chains that stretched across the Hudson River to stop British warships. The Schlesinger family turned the fieldstone house into a
restaurant, which features original exposed wood beams, stone walls, fireplaces, and a diverse menu. Local historian Matt Thorenz will give a brief presentation about its history. Guests can also stay for dinner if they make reservations ahead of time. Guests wishing to stay for optional dinner at 7:00 p.m. must make a reservation directly with Schlesinger’s at 845-561-1762 or Schlesingers_steakhouse@yahoo.com. Before the Tavern Trail event, guests are invited to attend an early bird tour of the nearby historic Edmonston House.
Schlesinger’s Steakhouse, 475 Temple Hill Road
Workshop: Infusing Oils, Vinegars, and Condiments
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This workshop teaches people how to infuse the flavors of herbs into oils, vinegars and condiments. Herb concoctions can be used for jazzing up salad dressings, drizzling over pasta and seafood, dipping bread into, stir-frying, sauteing, and giving as gifts. Workshop will demonstrate a variety of infusion recipes and provide tasting. Participants will go home with all of the recipes. Must register by Sept. 23.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue
Goshen Car Show
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The show will feature over seventy luxury cars from all over New York State. There will also be concessions from Delancey’s Restaurant and music from DNA’s DJ Junior. EOS will also be a vendor at the event. At 2:00 there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Raffi’s Auto Detailing.
Healey Brothers, 2528 Route 17M
Rafael Vargas 845-649-0054
Flower Arranging Class at Arboretum
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Instructor Dora Wright will lead guests through the gardens to clip material to make floral arrangements. Attendees are asked to bring a small bucket for collecting and conditioning the flowers, a small knife or clippers and a pair of scissors. A container, oasis, and flowers will be provided. Advanced registration by Oct. 3 is required.
Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove Street
Orange County Arboretum 845-615-3828