Calendar of Upcoming Events

What’s happening this weekend? Looking for something to do? Check our calendar for the latest/greatest events in Hyde Park, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Milan, Clinton, Tivoli and surrounding communities.

  • 1/Monday
    • Mad Dash Race

      8:30 am. The 5K RUN AND WALK start at 8:30am and the 10K RUN starts at 9:15am. Mini-Dashes are at 9:30am. The race begins at the Church of the Messiah. www.maddashrace.org/ to register. Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Labor Day patio party

      12:00 pm. Beers, BBQ, cocktails, and more. 845-876 0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Railroad hobby night

      7:00 pm. Slot cars, model trains, airbrush, and more. 845-229-2338. Hudson Valley Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 2/Tuesday
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. 845-758-7808, or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Rhinebeck Legion Band

      6:45 pm. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. Free. Rain at the time of the concert will cancel the event. 845-876-2765. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390, or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
  • 3/Wednesday
    • Clermont Southern Tier Seniors

      11:00 am. All area people 50+ from Southern Columbia and Northern Dutchess counties are welcome to join. Walk-ins welcome. If interested call Betty 845-758-5758 or Jim 845-756-2960. Clermont Fire Station, Route 9G, Clermont, NY.
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • 'Death and Donuts'

      2:00 pm. Inspired by the 'Death Café' movement, 'Death and Donuts' is an opportunity to gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe and open forum. Donuts and coffee served. Free. Pastor Will Starkweather will lead discussion. 845-337-1590 or 518-672-7688. Third Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Parkinson's support group

      2:30 pm. -4:30pm. Monthly on the first Wednesday. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
  • 4/Thursday
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Potluck dinner

      5:00 pm. -7pm. Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Free. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 845-876-5738. Rhinecliff firehouse, corner of Shatzell and Orchard Sts., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Every Thurs. evening with music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. To learn more or to join the group, email: hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or call 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 5/Friday
    • St. Joseph's yard sale extravaganza

      Come rain or shine to explore a gym full of antiques and collectibles, household items, jewelry, art work, books, and much more. Frid., Sept. 5 from 10am-4pm; Sat., Sept. 6 from 10am-4pm; and Sun., Sept. 7 from 9am-2pm. Mona Matthies 845-876-2652 or Geraldine Browne 845-876-4569. Father Brogan Parish Center at 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Zephyr Teachout

      3:00 pm. –4 pm. Teachout, a Democratic Primary candidate in the upcoming Gubernatorial Election, will address students, staff and community members, as well as answer questions. 845-758-7878 or cstanton@bard.edu. Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium, Bard College.
    • Friday Night Films: 'Godzilla'

      8:00 pm. 'Godzilla,' PG-13 (2014), directed by Gareth Edwards. Free. The James and Betty Hall Theatre, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Harvest Moon stroll

      8:00 pm. -9:30pm. $5 per person. Join environmental educator Fran Martino for a stroll along the paths to enjoy the almost-full moon. shasbrook@olana.org or 518-828-1872 ext. 109 to register. Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Rte. 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 6/Saturday
    • Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

      Wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans from all over New York State will present their wares for tasting and demonstrations. Sat., Sept. 6 11am-6pm and Sun., Sept. 7 11am-5pm. Tasting ticket (21+), $40 for one day, $70 for weekend; regular admission $22 for one day, $37 for weekend; children 12 and under are free. www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com/tickets/. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Germantown Sportmen's horseshoe tournament

      12:00 pm. -6pm. Food and drinks served, and 50/50 raffle between rounds. Adults, $25; children under 12, $15. 570-335-5796 or stacy_snyder@cargill.com to register. 303 Dales Bridge Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. See how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining and how the Millses' daughter, married into the British Aristocracy. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $8. 845-889-8851 for reservations. nysparks.com/events. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Rhinebeck Aerodrome benefit

      5:00 pm. The dinner fundraising event will include a live auction, a silent auction and a film or slideshow featuring the Aerodrome’s history and current projects. Tickets $30. www.oldrhinebeck.org or 845-752-3200 to make a reservation. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Local Color' artist reception

      5:00 pm. -7pm – The works are for sale through the artists Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson at roh@grahamhanson.com or lyonarts33@yahoo.com. Montgomery Row Second Level, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Ice boating on the Hudson reception

      5:30 pm. Exhibition runs September 6 - September 30. A photo and art exhibit on ice yachting on the Hudson River featuring a number of local artists. All photos will be for sale and silent bids will be accepted at the event. Food, drink and music. Suggested donation: $10 per person. 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Author event: Randy Susan Meyers

      7:00 pm. Presenting her new book, "Accidents of Marriage." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 7/Sunday
    • 7th annual Barry Hopkins run

      9:30 am. Registration begins at 8:30am, kids run at 9am, race begins at 9:30am. $15, non-members; $10, members. A 3.8 mile scenic cross country run, primarily on historic carriage roads. Start and finish near the lake. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 75 entrants. www.olana.org/calendar/7th-annual-barry-hopkins-run-2/ to register. Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Rte. 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Food truck festival

      12:00 pm. Lots of food trucks, live band, vendors, and other entertainment. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. For more, 845-229-8612 or Gloria O'Hearn (Mr. Grumpy's), 845-233-1273, or Paul Chenevert, at 845-229-9336/email: oakgreen@optonline.net. 4390 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Joe Young at Taste Budd's

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Standard pop-folk. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • League of Extraordinary Readers book launch party

      4:00 pm. Author Andrea Pyros joins the monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12. Giveaways, snacks at every event! RSVP rsvp@oblongbooks.com. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Opening reception: Robert Hite

      4:00 pm. -7pm. The opening of the exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow winning artist Robert Hite. Free. 518-537-6622 for reservations. Clermont 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY.
  • 8/Monday
    • Health exchange navigators

      10:00 am. -6pm. One-on-one sessions to help sign up for various health plans. Free. 1-800-453-4666 to make an appointment. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Alzheimer's support group

      4:00 pm. -6:30pm. Monthly on the second Monday. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College..
    • Railroad history night

      8:00 pm. A monthly presentation on railway history, refreshments included. 845-229-2338. Hudson Valley Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 9/Tuesday
    • Conservatory concert

      12:00 pm. Conservatory students in concert. Free. 845-758-7196 or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. 845-758-7808, or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • ATC sessions

      6:00 pm. Meet and exchange your original art in the form of an ATC (artist trading card) with other artists every second Tuesday of each month. hudsonvalleyatc.weebly.com. RHCAN Gallery 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Dividing perennials

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. A hands-on workshop on dividing plants. Bring gloves and plastic bags. Led by Johanna Tomik, Master Gardener. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390, or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Sweet Sounds Musician Showcase

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Double Feature of acoustic musicians. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tivoli solar energy conference

      7:00 pm. -9:30pm. Learn how you can save energy, save money, increase your home value and help to preserve the environment during a presentation from three leading solar energy providers in the area. Free. Refreshments. www.TivoliGreen.org. Tivoli Village Hall, 3rd floor (elevator available), Broadway, Tivolil, NY.
  • 10/Wednesday
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • CMIA - Robert Gardner

      7:00 pm. 'Forest of Bliss' (1986). Introduced by Bard Film Professor Peter Hutton. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Mark Vonnegut

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Mark Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut's son, gives a talk called 'The Myth of Mental Wellness' including portions of sharing his memoir, 'Just Like Someone With Mental Illness Only More So.' Free 206-351-0777, or alegendr@bard.edu. Olin Hall, Bard College.
    • Rhinebeck Choral Club open rehearsals

      7:30 pm. The Rhinebeck Choral Club invites all Hudson Valley voices to join and sing with the group. Wed., Sept. 10 and 17. 845-849-5865. Archcare at Ferncliff, 21 Ferncliff Dr., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 11/Thursday
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Every Thurs. evening with music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • 9/11 memorial service

      6:30 pm. A candle light service to commemorate the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Before & after the ceremony there will be a fire truck available at the site to make contributions to the Worthwhile Food Drive. 914-475-1335. Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Site, Hackett Hill Park, 59 E. Market St., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. To learn more or to join the group, email: hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or call 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Stamp club

      7:30 pm. A meeting of the Stamptrotters, a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. Phil Bruno at 845-758-6574 or pib39@hvc.rr.com. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Lyme Disease support group

      7:30 pm. Meets on the second Thurs. of each month. 914-489-1202. First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Dr., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 12/Friday
    • 21st annual card and game night

      5:00 pm. $8 admission covers finger foods, desserts and beverages. Features card and board games, door prizes and an auction. 845-876-4997 for payment. cafeteria conference room at the hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Author event: Stanley Blum

      7:00 pm. Presenting his new book, "...A Roll In The Hay." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY..
    • Spook Handy in concert

      8:00 pm. Handy is a troubadour much in the style Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. Admission: adults, $12; seniors, $10; HVFG members, $8. 845-758-2681 or hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Rt. 9 and Church St. in Hyde Park, NY..
    • Spook Handy in concert

      8:00 pm. Handy is a troubadour much in the style Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. Admission: adults, $12; seniors, $10; HVFG members, $8. 845-758-2681 or hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Rt. 9 and Church St. in Hyde Park, NY..
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 13/Saturday
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Library plant and bake sale

      10:00 am. -12pm. at the Red Hook Library. For donations, contact Samara Genee at 914-714-2184 or samaragenee@gmail.com by Sept. 8. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Rhinecliff Fire Company’s Community Chili Cook-Off and Picnic

      3:00 pm. -7pm. Games and prizes for the kids, sixth annual chili cook-off at 4:45pm, first prize $100. Hot dogs, beverages and desserts provided. Raindate 9/14. 845-876-5738. Firemen's Field, next to Old Schoolhouse Condos, Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 54nd annual St. Paul's chicken BBQ

      4:30 pm. -7pm. Adults, $13; seniors and takeout, $12; children 6-12, $8; children under 6 and seniors over 90, free. 845-635-2854 or www.stpaulspv.org. St Paul's Episcopal Church, 806 Traver Rd., Pleasant Valley, NY..
    • Author event: Andrea Alvin

      7:00 pm. Presenting her new book, "The Art of John Alvin." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 14/Sunday
    • Monthly pancake breakfast

      8:00 am. –11am. Priced According to Order – a la Carte. 845-756-2140. Elizaville Firehouse, 1575 Route 19, Elizaville, NY..
    • Author event: Jack Kelly

      4:00 pm. Presenting her new book, "Band of Giants." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 16/Tuesday
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. 845-758-7808, or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390, or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
  • 17/Wednesday
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Roswell Rudd/Mark Dresser Duo

      3:30 pm. –9pm. Performance by jazz trombonist, Roswell Rudd and bassist Mark Dresser. 510-414-6244 or lindsay@bard.edu. Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College..
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'The Pursuit of Unhappiness'

      7:00 pm. 6:30pm reception. Jay Elliott approaches Aristotle's views on happiness. 845-758-7490 or jcerulli@bard.edu. Olin Atrium, Bard College.
    • CMIA - Bard filmmakers screening

      7:00 pm. Filmmakers in attendance. 'Night Moves' (Kelly Reichardt, 2013) and 'Being Bodies' (Ephraim Asili, 2014). 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • Rhinebeck Choral Club open rehearsals

      7:30 pm. The Rhinebeck Choral Club invites all Hudson Valley voices to join and sing with the group. Wed., Sept. 10 and 17. 845-849-5865. Archcare at Ferncliff, 21 Ferncliff Dr., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 18/Thursday
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Math circle

      4:00 pm. -5pm. Led by Bard College students, to boost critical thinking and problem solving skills through math-based games for students in grades 5-8. Every third Thursday. Free. Germantown Library, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. To learn more or to join the group, email: hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or call 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Every Thurs. evening with music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
  • 19/Friday
    • Children's clothes closet

      9:30 am. Free children's clothing. Donations accepted, no adult clothing. 845-337-1590 or 518-337-1590. Third Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, NY, United States.
    • Story slam

      7:00 pm. Writers and storytellers with original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, essay and poetry. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Author event: Vernon Benjamin

      7:00 pm. Presenting her new book, "The History of the Hudson Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Morton acoustic show

      8:00 pm. to 10:30pm. Before microphones, before amplifiers, before electric guitars, there was pure acoustic music. 845-876-7007. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 20/Saturday
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Music of Maestro José Antonio Abreu

      3:00 pm. The Sistema Side by Side Orchestra travels from Boston to honor Maestro José Antonio Abreu. Maestro Abreu will be in attendance to receive an honorary degree from Bard College. Free. fishercenter.bard.edu or 845-758-7900 to make a reservation. Sosnoff Theater, Bard College.
    • Hudson Valley YA society

      6:00 pm. Monthly author event, this time featuring Rainbow Rowell. Free. RSVP: rsvp@oblongbooks.com. www.oblongbooks.com. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • John Cage Weekend: 'The Ten Thousand Things'

      8:00 pm. Preconcert talk at 7pm, performance at 8 p.m. 'The Ten Thousand Things' is a title given by musicologist James Pritchett to a project initiated by John Cage in 1953 involving the composition of independent pieces for various media. Tickets $30. fishercenter.bard.edu or 845-758-7900. Bard College.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 21/Sunday
    • Little Red Schoolhouse open house

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Program includes student musical performance with fiddlers & cellist. Free, donations accepted. Bring a folding chair for outdoor refreshments. 845-229-9029 or 845-229-2559 for reservations. 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY on The Grounds of North Park Elem. School..
  • 22/Monday
    • 'What Does It Mean to Live a Virtuous Life?'

      4:15 pm. –6:15pm. Panelists Nicholas Lewis, Jay Elliott, and Harrison Huang discuss what it means to live a virtuous life. Free. 845-758-7490 or jcerulli@bard.edu. Fisher Center, Bard College..
    • Book reading: Lindsay Hill

      6:00 pm. –8 pm. Hill will read from his novel, 'Sea of Hooks.' A pre-reading reception will be held at 6pm. 845-758-7089, alumni@bard.edu, or annandaleonline.org. Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center, Bard College.
  • 23/Tuesday
    • Conservatory concert

      12:00 pm. Conservatory students in concert. Free. 845-758-7196 or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. 845-758-7808, or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390, or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
  • 24/Wednesday
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • CMIA - Remembering the Great War

      7:00 pm. Silent films with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. 'Shoulder Arms' (Charles Chaplin, 1918) and 'The Big Parade' (King Vidor, 1925). 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
  • 25/Thursday
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. To learn more or to join the group, email: hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or call 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Every Thurs. evening with music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Stamp club

      7:30 pm. The Stamptrotters, a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
  • 26/Friday
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College..
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 27/Saturday
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Viva Las Vegas at the CENTER

      7:00 pm. Starring Johnny Dell as “Fat Elvis” and his backup singers, Vegas Night also features silent and live auctions, a full cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and games offering CENTER products and tickets as prizes. Free. 845-876-3080 for reservations. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Riverfront music series

      9:00 pm. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
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