10 Don’t-Miss Events in the Hudson Valley, Sept 21 – Sept 27

Experience a rebirth. Seeds Under Nuclear Winter: An Earth Opera at the Byrdcliffe Theatre, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 23rd, 24th, 25th September. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. This takes place in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere and focuses on rebirth of the planet, finding light and beauty in the darkest of times, and our deep connection with all living things, our planet and each other. Orchestrated for harps, ethereal choirs, traditional South American/Andean instruments, Indonesian/Sudanese gamelan orchestra, chamber strings, booming harmonies, dulcimer, bells, piano and earthy percussion/frame drums, Earth Opera enters otherworldly realms and unfolds a non-linear and timeless way, similar to how we dream. Characters include dancing deities from around the world (Hanuman, Green Tara, Jesus), ethereal choirs of Seraphim, Virtues and Prophets, snakes, birds, narcissistic dictators, monks, dream creatures, Saint Margaret of the Parking Lot, children of the future, and many other luminous beings. The work transforms visions, dreams and spiritual experiences into a fully immersive experience. The Earth Opera was composed and developed by Elizabeth Clark in the tranquil mountain sanctuary and artist retreat of Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock over the course of a three year artist residency. For more information, see: https://www.woodstockguild.org/.
— Geddy’s choice

Terribly fabulous. Boos & Brews at Huguenot Historic Street, 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, Fridays and Saturdays in September, 6:30 p.m. Starts at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center with a glass of locally made cider or craft beer, followed by a guided outdoor walking tour. Discover both the myths and the frightening real-life events that have haunted Huguenot Street for centuries. Admission includes two drinks. $20 general admission, $17 for HHS members, seniors, students, veterans, active military personnel and their families, and children 13 and under. Children under 6 years are free. For information, 845-255-1660, www.huguenotstreet.org.
— Genia’s choice

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“Night of the Heavy”at Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James Street, Kingston on September 24, 8pm Local stoner blues rock band Geezer celebrate the release of their new album, just months after returning from a successful European tour. They are joined by other loud and heavy local counterparts like Shadow Witch and Curse the Son. For more information, see www.keeganales.com/events
Zac’s choice

Autumn fun on the farm. Kesicke’s Fall Festival begins at Kesicke’s Farm, 229 Middle Road, Rhinebeck. Every Saturday and Sunday from September 24th to October 30th, 10am to 5pm Hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin picking, live animals to pet and feed, seasonal decorations, cider donuts and more. Visit www.kesickefarms.com for more informations.
— Jenny’s choice

Let’s fly a kite. Kites over the Hudson, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty St, Newburgh, Saturday 24th September 2-4pm An annual Hudson River Valley Ramble event. Free kites will be given away to the first 150 children aged 15 and under. Refreshments are also provided. Admission is free on the day, courtesy of the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands, who also provided the kites. Admission includes a tour of the historic headquarters and the freedom to explore the museum and its many exhibits. Call 845-562-1195 for tour details and reservations.
— Pam’s choice

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Scary Scenes. Saturday Creature Features at the Rosendale Theater, 408 Main Street, Rosendale on Saturday September 24 at 10pm. This week’s feature is: spider baby (1967) starring Lon Chaney Jr. A wonderfully wacky dark horror comedy directed by director Jack Hill. spider baby was a lost film until its rediscovery in the 1990s. It’s since become a cult favorite and has also inspired a musical! Addams Family fans will love this! For more information or to obtain tickets, call 845-658-8989 or email [email protected]
— Phyllis Wahl

Visions of Wallkill. The Weekend of Wallkill at the Wallkill Public Library, Library Lawn and Shawangunk Town Hall on Friday and Saturday 23rd and 24th September. Lego building, story time, egg hunts, contests, vendors, wizard academy, scavenger hunts, petting zoo, pony rides, DJ, art shows, bouncy castle and more. walk at https://www.visionofwallkill.com for more information and schedule.
— Genia’s choice

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Playing on a porch. Rhinebeck Porchfest, Saturday, September 24, 11am-7pm in the Rhinebeck Porches. Join the city as they sing and dance in the streets celebrating the beauty of music. Music of all genres plays on porches across the city. Go to: www.rbkporchfest.com for a full list of bands and schedule of who’s playing where and when.
— Angela’s choice

Hispanic History and Heritage. Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Center for Creative Education, 16 Cedar Street, Kingston. Saturday, September 24, 11:00 am-6:00 pm A free, block party-style celebration that highlights and celebrates the unique traditions of Hispanic culture. Entertaining performances, delicious food, unique vendors, resources, kids’ corner including a bouncy castle, and more. For more information, see: https://cce4me.org/.
Elizabeth’s choice

go the distance. Catskill Conquest Rally commemorating the 1903 Automobile Endurance Run starting at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center, 5096 Route 28, Mount Tremper. Saturday 24 September at 9am Drive a 75-mile section of the historic Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway from Mount Tremper to Unadilla and beyond on this non-competitive tour, open to all driving ages. Start at 9:00 am with orientation and breakfast, cars depart at 10:00 am Register online ($100 per car). For more information, see https://www.1903autorun.com/catskill-conquest-rally.
— Lynn’s choice