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  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Author of newly-published Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence. Refreshments. Free. Phone: 845-758-1920. Email: redhookhistory@gmail.com. Url: http://redhookhistory.com.

  • Thursday, October 2
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Free Supper and Introduction to the Grange. Bring a dish to share and/or a canned good for the food pantry Contact: Cynthia Baer 845-489-1099 Phone: 845-489-1099. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors will bring to life stories in Kelly's book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence. Refreshments; open to public at 7pm. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

  • Friday, October 3
    Board Games for Adults
    Free and open to all adults! Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, October 3
    Bruce Chilton Talk
    "Futures of Christianity and the Role of Rabbi Jesus." Sponsored by Inst. of Adv. Theology at Bard. 12:30pm. Phone: 845-758-7512. Email: edavis@bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 3
    Neil Gaiman & Audrey Niffenegger
    Best-selling author and artist discuss time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy, graphic novels, long-distance romance. 7:30pm. $25/$5. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Centennial Celebration
    To honor the life and legacy of Deborah Dows, founder of Southlands, on her 100th birthday. Cocktails, dinner, live music/dancing, luminaries, and silent auction. Celebrate the rich history of Southlands. Contact Sophia Donohue for tickets. Phone: 845-876-4862. Email: info@southlands.org. Url: http://www.southlands.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Vanderbilt Plant Sale
    Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, etc. Benefit sale in parking lot of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. 9am–4pm rain or shine. Phone: 845-229-6432. Email: info@vanderbiltgarden.org. Url: http://vanderbiltgarden.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Anderson Center Birthday Party
    Anderson Center for Autism invites the community to attend our 90th Birthday Party. 4–7pm. Phone: 845-889-9208. Email: kellydooley@ACenterForAutism.org. Url: http://andersoncenterforautism.org.

  • Saturday, October 4
    Tivoli Street Painting Festival
    14th annual free day-long street festival for artists of all ages. An 8' x 8' space on Broadway and chalk/pastels provided. Food, music, variety show & more. Registration required. Squares distributed on a first-come basis. 9am–5pm. Phone: 845-757-2393. Email: sezrati@hvc.rr.com. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour
    Tour the mansion w/costumed guides & learn about the intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century (though not Ruth & Ogden Mills). Advance registration req. $15/$13. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Conservatory Sunday
    Bard Conservatory students perform works by Kaija Saariaho, Julia Wolfe, Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, and Iva Bittova. Special appearance by soprano Dawn Upshaw. 3pm/ $20/$15. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, October 5
    Artist Reception
    Intergrating Shapes and Shadows; black and white photos by Yoram Gelman. 1pm–3pm. Phone: 845-876-0543. Email: suehartshorn@frontiernet.net. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

  • Wednesday, October 8
    Autumn Songfest
    Singers from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program. 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 10
    Hannah Arendt Conference
    "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" 7th Annual Conference, 10am– 6pm. Lawrence Lessig keynote on Fri at 3:15pm. $20 for both days. Phone: 845-758-7878. Email: arendt@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter.

  • Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Thursday, October 9
    Talk on Eleanor Roosevelt
    Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin from the F.D. R. Presidential Library and Museum will recount fascinating details of Eleanor's childhood and background and her relationship to Tivoli. At 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivoliprograms@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Thursday, October 9
    Book Talk and Signing
    Acclaimed Spanish journalist and radio personality Guillermo Fesser to speak and sign copies of his book One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. At 6pm; free and open to public. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

New Englanders-on-Hudson

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The Food Truck Boom

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Local History

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Health & Wellness

Inside Lyme Disease

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Enjoy the taste and sounds of Italy in an intimate and warm setting right here in Rhinebeck. Dishes from the Italian homeland with gourmet artistry and local bounty. Call about catering or to book a private party. Find Puccini Ristorante on Facebook. Venite à trovarci presto! Grazie!

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Local works of art and fine craft, all created in the Hudson Valley area. Also at EB's, the Classics Corner—filled with smartly priced pieces, all locally crafted... perfect for gift-giving or a moment of indulgence.  Help support local artists and craftspeople!

41 E. Market St. (next door to Bread Alone), Rhinebeck

Quatrefoil...Stewardship for your property. We are a residential building and design firm specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic homes. Reach us at the number below.


Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck

From a box-lunch picnic to a wedding, and everything in between, Red Devon can make your event delicious and memorable. Call 845-677-8757 to speak with Chef Gerard.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville

Our aim is to give you an authentic, integrated and transformative yoga experience. We welcome you to come just as you are and enjoy ongoing weekly classes. We offer: Yoga for Every Body, Vinyasa, Affordable $5 Community Class, Beyond Basics, Svaroopa, Tai Chi, as well as special workshops and teacher training. Find our schedule online or drop us an email.

403 Warren St., Hudson

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

The Chocolate Factory is the place to come for your framing needs! Renée Burgevin, CPF since 1990, combines a beautiful selection of molding styles and mats with expert design & technical advice, conservation quality materials, and skilled workmanship. Handling repairs as well as new work. Mirrors ready to go or design your own. Offering French matting & calligraphy.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook

Voted "Best Sushi of the Hudson Valley 2014" by Hudson Valley magazine. Also "Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 18 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck

Simplify your process! Maximize quality and efficiency. We offer fully integrated services, design, consulting, and construction for your landscape and home. Completely insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.


The Knitting Garage @ Stickle's, the new knitting boutique! Featuring yarns by: Blue Sky, Spud & Chloe, Madeline Tosh, Shuibui and more! At A.L. Stickle Variety Store: in the back through the red double doors!

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck

Live, quality music for all occasions: Jazz, dinner & cocktail music for weddings & corporate events. "The music was excellent; a wonderful time was had by all and the music contributed so much to the atmosphere of the event." —Dutchess County Arts Council. Sample available on CD or online. See also under "Music Instruction.


Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook

Dealer space available at the Emporium. $2.50sq/ft.

Rt 9, Red Hook

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