Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 9-15

September 8, 2016 Updated: September 8, 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

Orange County Senior Games

September 9-18
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 longestrunning 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.

Various locations
Orange County

Tom Quinlisk 845-457-4910

Penny Social

September 9
Doors open 5:45 p.m., calling starts 7:15 p.m.

Prizes and specials.

1784 King’s Highway

Chester Historical Society 845-469-4674
Admission: $2

New York Renaissance Faire

September 9-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 only.

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

Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone

September 9-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

Art Exhibit ‘Birds: Enduring Feathered Creatures’

September 9-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

Film: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

September 9-15
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., Closed Monday

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 perseverance 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

Tail Waggin’ Tutor Saturdays

September 10
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

School-aged children who need confidence in their reading skills are invited to read with one of the Newburgh Free Library’s “tail waggin’ tutors,” certified, licensed therapy dogs. Kids can use a book from home or choose one from the Library.

Newburgh Free Library Storyhour Room, 124 Grand Street

Bonnie Sakow 845-563-3612

Musical: “The Producers”

September 10-11, 16-18, 22-25 
September 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24 at 8:00 p.m.; September 11, 18, 24, and 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The Playhouse at Museum Village continues its 21st season with Mel Brooks’ popular musical comedy’s “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

Hudson Valley Fiesta Latina

September 10
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fiesta Latina is a celebration of American history promoting family, faith, and country. Sharing the goals of the 19th century living history of Museum Village, this gathering will provide an experience of history and culture to provoke thought, discussion, and educational enrichment.

Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M

Museum Village 845-782-8248
Admission: Free

Community Paint-In

September 10
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

A hands-on, collaborative, community art event open to all ages. Supplies Provided. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Raffles and prizes.

Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street

The Ann Street Gallery 845-784-1146
Admission: Donations appreciated

General Montgomery Day

September 10
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Events, a parade, the General Montgomery Day 8K, Soap Box Derby, a street fair with food and vendors, and an evening of fireworks. Over 30,000 people expected.

Downtown Montgomery, 133 Clinton Street

Village of Montgomery 845-457-9661

Newburgh Puerto Rican Festival

September 10
12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

The festival is a celebration of Puerto Rican culture. Live entertainment, food/craft vendors, children’s activities. Guest artists include Conjunto Imagen, Conjunto Cuboriqua, Migue Flow, Juansito y Su Grupo, Maritza’s Zumba.

Newburgh Waterfront by Gully’s Restaurant, 2 Washington Street

R&M Promotions and Entertainment, LLC 845-206-5197

Village of Monroe 20th Annual Cheese Festival

September 10
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Festival includes musical entertainment, local demonstrations, commercial vendors, crafts, local nonprofits, contests, food, and more. In celebration of the festival’s 20th year, 15-month Cheese Festival calendars featuring scenes from the Village of Monroe will be given away.

7 Stage Road

Action in Monroe 845-774-1727

Beekeeper Tours

September 10-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

Everything Erie Railroad Exhibit

September 10
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 10-11
10:00 a.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
Admission: $60

Pride of the Hudson Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

September 11, 14-15
Sunday 1:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Thursday 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 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

Orange County Sweet Corn Festival

September 11
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Live Entertainment, farm stands, a petting zoo, “cornival” children’s activities, vendors, concessions, crafts, and corn shucking and corn eating contests. Macaroni the Clown will be there from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

366 County Route 12
New Hampton

Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley, Inc.
Admission: $10 per carload

Fundraiser For Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark

September 11
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark fundraiser at the Bashakill Vineyards will have live music, raffle prizes, tasty treats, and wine. Beer and food from local vendors are also available at an additional cost. Admission donation includes a keepsake wine glass filled with wine, wine tasting, and snacks.

Bashakill Vineyards, 1131 South Road

Bashakill Vineyards 845-888-5858
Admission: $25

Talk: Women’s Suffrage in New York State

September 11
1:00 p.m.

In honor of Susan B. Anthony and all who supported women’s rights, a presentation by Susan Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History, SUNY New Paltz.

Gomez Mill House, 11 Mill House Road

Ruth K. Abrahams, Ph.D. 845-236-3126
Admission: Free

Empire State Roller Derby Game

September 11
Doors open 5:30 p.m., game starts at 6:00 p.m.

Orange County’s original co-ed roller derby team will play a game in the M.A.D.E. for school event. The men and woman of Empire State Roller Derby hit the track in an all-out battle for league bragging rights. After-party at Jester’s Restaurant and Pub.

The Castle Fun Center, 109 Brookside Avenue

The Castle Fun Center 845-469-2116
Admission: Adults $10, Kids $5

Nature Strollers Family Hiking Group

September 12-November 7
Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The Nature Stroller group will follow the gentle 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.

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

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

Relatives as Parents Program Coffee & Conversation

September 13
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

A mutual support group for grandparents and relative caregivers. Free childcare and 4-H youth programming is available with preregistration.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Avenue
New Windsor

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County 845-344-1234

Taste of Warwick

September 13
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The Taste of Warwick is an annual event featuring fine food and drink. The dishes feature ingredients that are directly from the local farms of the Warwick Valley. Rain date Sept. 14.

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery, 114 Little York Road

Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce 845-986-2720
Admission: $70