Orange County Events Calendar Sept. 9-15
Paddling the Delaware with Kittatinny Canoes
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
Gillinder Glass 845-856-5375
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors and children $4
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 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.
Tom Quinlisk 845-457-4910
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
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
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
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
Film: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Storm King Art Center 845-534-3115
Everything Erie Railroad Exhibit
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
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 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
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
Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley, Inc.
Admission: $10 per carload
Fundraiser For Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark
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
Talk: Women’s Suffrage in New York State
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
Empire State Roller Derby Game
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
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
Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County 845-344-1234
Taste of Warwick
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