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  • Tuesday, October 7 - Tuesday, November 11
    World History through Architecture
    Tuesdays, 7pm. Phone: 845-255-5030. Url: http://eltinglibrary.org.

  • Thursday, October 23 - Sunday, October 26
    Side By Side by Sondheim
    Thu-Sat 8pm $39, Sun 2pm $34. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs features numbers from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, and West Side Story, and others. A sure delight for all musical theatre lovers! Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Friday, October 24
    Hudson River Brick Makers
    Filmmaker Jim Ormond documentary about the Hudson River Valley as the world capital of brick making, followed by Q&A. Refreshments. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Under the direction of Leon Botstein. Chopin Pinao Concerto No. 1 w/Maryna Kysla on piano. Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, "Great." 7pm preconcert talk; concert at 8pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Dance Concert
    Choreography & performance by Bard students. 10/24 & 10/26 at 7:30pm; 10/25 at 2pm & 7:30pm. Free: reservations req'd. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 24
    Ghost Walk of Historic Hurley’s Main Street & Cemetery
    7pm. $10, $7 students 12-16, not recommended for children under 12. Reservations suggested. Phone: 845-338-1661. Url: http://hurleyheritagesociety.org.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
    11am-6pm. Fine handmade acoustic guitars & stringed instruments exhibited by their makers. Show & sale, vendors, workshops, concerts. $20, $35 two days. Phone: 845-679-4406. Url: http://woodstockinvitational.com.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Haunted Huguenot Street
    4-8pm. The historic street is transformed and guests will hear legends of hauntings, participate in Mrs. Gertrude Deyo Broadhead’s infamous Conundrum Party, and explore the art of haunted interpretation. Pre-registration is encouraged for interpretations. $25; $20 members, seniors & military; $30 at the door without pre-registration. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url: http://huguenotstreet.org.

  • Friday, October 24
    Halloween Party
    For kids 12 & under. Come dressed as your favorite goblin. Games, goodies, stories, & more. 6–8pm. Free. Organized by Rhinecliff Ladies Auxiliary. From 6–8pm. For more info call Cynthia Baer at 876-5738.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Indoor Sale
    A mixture of estate items, gently used furniture and antique furniture (Eastlake and Mission among others), glassware, collectibles, antiques, tools, wicker, jewelry, holiday interior decor items, books, mirrors, paintings and prints, and MUCH more. Vintage Village/6 Linwood Ave/Highland. Contact Vivian for more information: 845-691-2089 or Viv@AboutTown.us.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Project 44
    All male dance group providing the artistic platform for choreographer Gierre Godley. Showcasing the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers. $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Gray Green Canals
    Concrete Temple Theatre showcasing their multimedia theatrical event in progress about women and water. Free and open to public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Halloween in the Hamlet of Highland
    Phone: 845-691-8011. Url: http://townoflloyd.com.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Day of Service at Kingston Point Beach
    9am-noon. Help install a variety of native plants to fight erosion, restore and protect this wonderful park on the banks of the Hudson River. Contact 481-0331/volunteer@ulstercorps.org

  • Saturday, October 25
    27th Annual Miller School Craft Fair
    Over 90 artists, crafters and direct sales vendors, entertainment, face painting, kids crafts. 9am - 5pm.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Vampire Ball
    A frightfully good time to benefit Health Alliance Hospitals. Dinner, dancing, enchanting entertainment, silent as the grave auction, costume contest. Tables will feature limited edition dolls specially created by Tonner Doll Company for this event & offered for sale at the end of the night. $135, call for more info and registration. Lazy Swan/1754 Old Kings Highway/Saugerties/334-2760/foundationupdate.org

  • Saturday, October 25
    Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper
    8pm. $21, $18 members, $5 more at the door, students with ID 1/2 price. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url: http://unisonarts.org.

  • Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
    Pumpkin Fiesta Weekend
    Open until 9pm. Phone: 845-883-7825. Email: susan@hurdsfamilyfarm.com. Url: http://hurdsfamilyfarm.com.

  • Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
    Play Bow Dog Agility Competition
    Phone: 845-255-0604.

The Roots of Sinterklaas

by Jim Blackburn  

For casual visitors the annual Sinterklaas celebration centered in Rhinebeck may be a brief eruption of early holiday festivities, but for Jeanne Fleming and her volunteers preparing each year’s celebration is a year-round undertaking. Having attended the last two Sinterklaas celebrations (and having a good time), I was curious about the history of the event, how it is all put together, and what we can look forward to this year. Ms. Fleming was kind enough to explain many aspects of the festival. Her enthusiasm and passion for the community of Rhinebeck shine through the Sinterklaas celebration she has tirelessly helped Read more...

New Englanders-on-Hudson

by Cynthia Owen Philip  

I have a confession to make. I am a somewhat unreconstructed New Englander. The Puritans drove my progenitors out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and into the wilderness of what would become Rhode Island. There they would stay generation after generation, including my own. Read more...

Iva's Accord Roots

by Vivian Yess Wadlin  

Iva Lawrence’s mind is as tidy and organized as the lovely home she and her late husband, Vincent, built. About to celebrate her 97th birthday, Iva speaks with authority about her wonderful neighbors and family. Many regularly drop by to chat or to inquire about this or that—local history, local news—how to make something, or just discuss the weather. But sometimes, as with Hurricane Irene (August 2011), they are there to ensure her safety. Read more...

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The Food Truck Boom

by Barbara Jean Briskey  

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Inside Lyme Disease

by Allie Cashel  

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Wedding Cakes. 100% scratch, hand-made custom cakes using fresh butter and shell eggs, local milk; plus vegan, gluten-free.

407 Main St, Rosendale
845-658-3355

Custom cabinetry and furniture made to your specifications. High-end antique restoration. References and photos available on request. 30 years experience. Free estimates at our shop. Please call between 9:00am and 5:30pm, or email us.

Wallkill
845-895-2998

Gates and Railings, Fences and Fire Escapes, Commissioned Sculpture, On-site repairs of Steel, Commercial Kitchen Stainless, and Aluminum. 30 Years Experience Vince Murray Welding & Fabrication LLC

845-724-3154

Horseback riding for all ages! On 117 acres. Beautiful trails. Excellent horses. Birthday parties and other celebrations. Gift certificates available. Celebrating 48 years!

Route 302, Bullville
845-361-1429

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

Moscow Conservatory trained musicians. Reasonable rates, references.

New Paltz
845-256-9767

General civil practice. Two locations.

255 Fair St., Kingston, Phone: 845-331-4100, Fax: 845-331-6930

Main St., Marlboro, Phone: 845-236-4411, Fax: 845-236-3190


Restaurant and Tavern. Homemade, American cuisine in a historic 1788 Grist Mill. Our menu is inspired by Italian and American country cooking, featuring fresh, local artisan products and ingredients of the Hudson Valley. Outside riverside dining. Private space for events. Open for Lunch and Dinner.

A National Historic Landmark

29 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner
845-255-4151

Tailoring, leather cleaning, wedding gowns cleaned and preserved, wash and fold service. Fine alterations by Italian-trained seamstress. M-F 8-6, Sat 9-4. New location, but 11 years serving Highland clients. Free on-street parking. Tina and Tony Guerriero.

50 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-6183

Since 1973, we've been providing quality service & installation of overhead doors to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the Valley" exceed your expectations.

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

Old Farm Road R & R Psychiatry was founded by Dr. James Standefer to help those struggling with addiction to opiate pain-killers utilizing buprenorphine replacement therapy and a personalized treatment plan for a meaningful, productive way of life.

5 Old Farm Rd Suite C2, Red Hook
845-443-3699

Math tutoring for college level coursework and adults at any stage. From algebra to calculus to dynamical systems, certification courses to licensing exams, GED to GRE, Leigh Noble, PhD is ready to work with you.

New Paltz
845-256-8340

Homemade delectable Indian cuisine in a beautiful serene setting in the heart of New Paltz. Voted "Best Indian" Hudson Valley Magazine. Includes organic, local, vegan, gluten-free. 10% Senior/Student Discount. 10% Early Bird (first hour week nights) Buffet: Wed. Dinner, Sat/Sun Lunch. Zagat Rated.

5 Church St, New Paltz
845-255-2772

"Capturing the Heart of It". Imagine having the same photographer capture your wedding who got Joyce Carol Oates to glow, Ethan Hawke to calm down, Jay Z to smile and Bill Murray to fish in a swimming pool? Celebrity photographer Steffen Thalemann fell in love with weddings when helping a friend on the job one day. He has joyfully dedicated part of his career to this art ever since. Group shot or individual portrait, his passion for people allows him to truly connect on a human level, capturing the essence of every moment.

New Paltz
845-255-5787

Introducing all natural Coleman Natural Meats, organically raised beef, no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics, all natural, all fresh. Belle & Evans free range chickens - whole or parts. Fresh ground turkey, turkey cutlets, turkey sausage, turkey meatballs. Other meats as well. Freezer orders welcomed.

79 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-2244

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