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.

  • 17/Wednesday
    • Constitution Day display

      9:00 am. -6:30pm. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed. Free. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, 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.
    • 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..
    • 5-hour pre-licensing course

      4:00 pm. -9:30pm. Must have and bring permit to the class. Bring snack and/or lunch. $45. 845-758-2241 ext. 71351. Room 156, Linden Avenue Middle School, 65 W. Market St., Red Hook, 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.
    • 'Take Back Your Power' screening

      5:30 pm. County Legislator Joel Tyner hosts a screening with Dr. David Carpenter, director of the SUNY-Albany Institute for Health and the Environment, of the award-winning 2013 Josh del Sol documentary "Take Back Your Power". Free. joeltyner@earthlink.net or 845-453-2105. Clinton Town Hall, 1215 Centre Rd., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'The Pursuit of Unhappiness'

      6:30 pm. Jay Elliott approaches Aristotle's views on happiness. 845-758-7490 or jcerulli@bard.edu. Olin Atrium, Bard College.
    • Morton movie: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

      6:30 pm. A modern take on Shakespeare's play, 2012, directed by Joss Whedon. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 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 rehearsals

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

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Constitution Day display

      9:00 am. -6:30pm. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed. Free. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • DCC Lecture: David Cole

      12:30 pm. -1:30pm. For this year's Constitution Day lecture, David Cole will speak about privacy in the digital age. Free. The James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Community College.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, 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.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, 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. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Dutchess Heritage lecture: Philip Otterness

      7:00 pm. Philip Otterness, author of "Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York", recounts the intriguing saga of the earliest mass immigration and settlement of German-speakers in Dutchess County. Reception follows. Tickets: $10, pre-order; $15, at the door; children 16 and under, free. 845-471-01630 or dchistorical@verizon.net to reserve tickets. Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook, NY.
  • 19/Friday
    • Constitution Day display

      9:00 am. -6:30pm. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed. Free. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Blood donations

      10:30 am. -5pm. Donation types: double red cells. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Viewer's choice film fest

      6:45 pm. "Something's Gotta Give" (2003). Directed by Nancy Meyers. 845-229-7791 ext. 205. Free. Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main St., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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 his 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.
    • Magic Hat beer tasting

      7:00 pm. -9pm. Samplers and giveaways. 845-876 0590. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, 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.
    • Friday Night Films: 'Edge of Tomorrow'

      8:00 pm. "Edge of Tomorrow," PG-13 (2014), directed by Doug Liman. Free. The James and Betty Hall Theatre, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • 20/Saturday
    • Constitution Day display

      9:00 am. -6:30pm. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed. Free. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Hardscrabble Day

      11:00 am. -10pm. Community street festival featuring kids events, parade, street vendors, food. Free live music all afternoon; major rock concert with Gregg Rolie Band at 7pm. Village of Red Hook, NY.
    • Reiki library fundraiser

      12:00 pm. -2pm. Schedule a session with Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master/Teacher to help raise money for the Pleasant Valley Free Library. Sessions are 1/2 hour. Table session, $20; chair session, $15. Payment due when making appointment. 845-635-8460 or plvprograms@yahoo.com to make appointment. Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main St., Pleasant Valley, 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.
    • Live music: Randy Niles

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Singer/songwriter/guitarist. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Author event: Anthony P. Musso

      2:00 pm. The debut presentation of Anthony P. Musso's new book, "Staatsburg: A Hamlet Lost in Time." The presentation will include a number of the 108 vintage and contemporary images that are featured in the book. 845-889-4682. St Margaret's Episcopal Church, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, 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.
  • 21/Sunday
    • Catch A Rae run

      7:00 am. 5K Run, 5K Fun Walk, & Kids’ Fun Run. www.catcharae.org to register. Red Hook High School, 103 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Roosevelt FD pancake breakfast

      8:00 am. -11am. Menu includes: pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, and beverages. Adults, $8; seniors and children, $7; children 3 and under, free. 845-454-5070 or 845-518-7294 on Monday nights. Roosevelt Fire Dept., 265 Cream St., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Constitution Day display

      9:00 am. -6:30pm. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed. Free. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876 0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Vanderbilt garden tours

      1:00 pm. Free tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens. info@vanderbiltgarden.org, www.vanderbiltgarden.org, or 845-229-6432. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Ramble: 200 years of Landscape History

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. Learn about earlier estate owners, the Vanderbilt’s care of the property, and the National Park Services ongoing plans for an important American landscape. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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. North Park Elementary School grounds, 1593 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' Deluxe tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. Taking a cue from the popular television show, "Downton Abbey," Staatsburgh will populate its opulent rooms once again with “servants” and “guests” of another era to tell the mansion’s story as it prepares for a busy weekend of entertaining. Admission: adults, $15; seniors & students, $13; children 12 and under, free. 845-889-8851, ext. 300 to make reservations. www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Open Mic

      1:30 pm. With featured artist Denise Jordan Finley. Sign up and pre-show at 1:30. Free. Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main St., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Mannes Hot Shots

      3:00 pm. MHCGS will showcase the work of guitar and composition students of Maestro Terry Champlin, featuring Liz Faure and Joe Landi, Koby Williamson and Shannon Calandrillo, Matt Kaplan and Mathew Pidi. Admission: $10. www.mhcgs.blogspot.com or midhudsoncgs@gmail.com Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 22/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.
    • Advice for healthy driving

      2:00 pm. To help aging drivers stay safe behind the wheel, the center will offer “Taking the Driver’s Seat: Advice for Healthy Driving." 845-876-4745. Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Author event: Raina Telgemeier

      4:00 pm. Telgemeier will talk about, and read from her new novel, "Sisters." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • '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.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, 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.
    • "Hobo Night" with Bindlestick Bill

      7:00 pm. "Hobo" train night. Live music. Free. Hyde Park Station, 34 River Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 23/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, 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.
    • Song circle at Taste Budd's

      7:00 pm. -9pm. Everyone is invited to play along, solo when signaled and sing on the chorus. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, 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.
  • 24/Wednesday
    • Autumn Lecture series: Steven Johnson

      11:30 am. Johnson will speak on "London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World." Free. 845-575-3314 McCann Center, Marist College.
    • 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.
    • Banned Books Debate

      3:00 pm. "To read or not to read?" That is the question that the Red Hook High School Debate Club will ponder their debate that is part of the celebration of National Banned Books Week. The debate will center on whether governmental or advocacy groups should have authority to ban books from school and public libraries. Refreshments. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, 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.
    • Writers' workshop: Tommy Zurhellen

      5:30 pm. Local author and Marist College creative writing professor Tommy Zurhellen will be facilitating this informal, friendly writer's workshop. Free. 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • Silent films screening

      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.
  • 25/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Annual Fall rummage sale

      6:00 pm. Clothing, books, housewares, and small appliances will be on sale. On Sat. clothing will be $5 a bag. Thurs., Sept. 25, 6-8pm; Fri., Sept. 26, 1-4pm; Sat., Sept. 27, 9am-12pm. 845-758-1184. St John's Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd. N., Red Hook, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, 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. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Balkan Romani song workshop

      7:00 pm. This workshop will be led by Eva Salina and will focus on lyrical and emotive single-melody Romani songs from different countries of the Balkan region. Songs taught will be in Romanés, the Indo-European Language spoken by Balkan Roma. Free. 845-752-2405, or Msonevyt@bard.edu. Bard Hall, Bard College.
    • 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
    • Rhinebeck Arts Festival

      The second-annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival will be a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Show hours are Fri., Sept. 26, 10am-5pm; Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-6pm; and Sun., Sept. 28, 10am-5pm. Adults, $10; seniors, $9; children 6-16, $4; children under 6, free. Free parking. www.artrider.com. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Trees and Shrubs for the Autumn Garden'

      11:00 am. -2:30pm. Fri., Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Explore the identification and landscape use of hardy shade trees and shrubs native to our region. Rain or shine. Bring lunch. Registration: NYBG members, $135; non-members, $149. www.nybg.org/adulted/ or 1-800-322-NYBG to register. Bard College.
    • 'Comets and Catastrophe'

      11:00 am. This talk given by Kelly Wisecup examines stories told by New England Natives about comets that appeared throughout the seventeenth century and that, according to Natives’ testimony, signaled the impending arrival of European colonists, the diseases they carried with them, and the resulting social, environmental, and spiritual changes. Free. 845-758-6822 ext. 6874 or crouch@bard.edu. Bard College.
    • Annual Fall rummage sale

      6:00 pm. Clothing, books, housewares, and small appliances will be on sale. On Sat. clothing will be $5 a bag. Thurs., Sept. 25, 6-8pm; Fri., Sept. 26, 1-4pm; Sat., Sept. 27, 9am-12pm. 845-758-1184. St John's Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd. N., Red Hook, NY.
    • Hyde Park Film Night: 'Lifeboat'

      6:45 pm. "Lifeboat" (1941). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 845-229-7791 ext. 205. Free. Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main St., Hyde Park, 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..
  • 27/Saturday
    • Fall Festival & Flea Market

      9:00 am. -3pm. The flea market will feature the church’s famous “junque boutique”. Multiple vendors will also be selling their crafts and other wares. The festival will offer various children’s activities, live entertainment, homemade baked goods, and other refreshments. 845-876-8180. Third Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston Street, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Silver Anniversary Country Seats tour

      9:00 am. -5pm. The theme for this year’s self-guided tours is “Hudson Valley Renaissance: New Life for Historic Homes” which is an exploration of significant historic properties engaged in major transformations and reinventions. Tickets: Non-members, $60; members, $50. www.hudsonriverheritage.org or 845-876-2474. Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

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

      9:00 am. -2pm. Anthony Eack, a member of the Dutchess County sub-committee for chemical dependency, will hand out information on heroin/substance abuse for parents to promote drug prevention and awareness. 212-282-1557. Stop & Shop parking lot, 3999 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Free Entrance Day

      9:00 am. -5pm. Free entrance for National Public Lands Day. 845-229-5320. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Historic Sites..
    • 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.
    • 5th Annual Seth Lyon Trails workday

      10:00 am. -4pm. A day of trail maintenance along one of the sections of the Hyde Park Trail System. Dress with work boots. hat, and gloves. Bring lunch, drink, and bug spray. Trail section subject to change. 845-229-8086 ext. 5 to confirm exact location and register. Norrie Point Trail Kiosk.
    • 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.
    • 'Growing a Tasteful Herb Garden'

      10:00 am. -1pm. Learn how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways. Registration: NYBG members, $49; non-members, $59. www.nybg.org/adulted/ or 1-800-322-NYBG to register. Bard College.
    • 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.
    • Civil Rights Cottage talk

      10:00 am. -12pm. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the conversations will focus on Education and the Administration of Justice with a facilitator leading the discussion. Tea and cookies will be served. Free. www.eventbrite.com/e/cottage-conversations-2014-tickets-12211788789 to make reservations. 845-229-9115×2025 or scott_rector@nps.gov. Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, 56 Valkill Park Rd., Hyde Park, 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.
    • 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.
    • 'How to Pay for College'

      10:30 am. -12:30pm. A representative from College Planning 101 will offer a seminar for students and their parents. Free. 845-635-8460 or plvprograms@yahoo.com to register. Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main St., Pleasant Valley, 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.
    • Val-Kill to Top Cottage hike

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. Hike from Val-Kill to FDR’s Top Cottage on the same trail Eleanor Roosevelt used for her daily visits. Bring binoculars, bug spray, water and snacks. allan_dailey@nps.gov or 845-229-7770. Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, 56 Valkill Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hyde Park Fall Fest

      1:00 pm. -6pm. Food, craft vendors, games, nature hike, cake eating contest, prizes and entertainment. Free. Hackett Hill Park, 59 E. Market St., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Maggie Rothwell at Taste Budd's

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Live music. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • History of Rhinebeck churches

      2:00 pm. Historian Mike Frazier will lecture on the history of St. Joseph's Church and give a tour of the cemetery to see the graves of some of the important people in Rhinecliff's history. Meet in front of the church at 2pm. 845-876-7462. St. Joseph's Church, Loftus Rd., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Film screening: 'Kids for Cash'

      4:00 pm. "Kids for Cash" is a look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Q&A with cinematographer Jay Gillespie following the screening. 845-758-7342, callagha@bard.edu, or kidsforcashthemovie.com. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • PHOTOgraphy 2014 reception

      5:00 pm. -7pm. Artist reception for a juried exhibition of photography. Free. 845-758-2667. Red Hook CAN/Artist’s Collective, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Annual Fall rummage sale

      6:00 pm. Clothing, books, housewares, and small appliances will be on sale. On Sat. clothing will be $5 a bag. Thurs., Sept. 25, 6-8pm; Fri., Sept. 26, 1-4pm; Sat., Sept. 27, 9am-12pm. 845-758-1184. St John's Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd. N., 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.
    • Paul Tryon and Co.

      7:30 pm. Live Music. 845-229-7791 ext. 205. Free. Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main St., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 28/Sunday
    • Pet First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness course

      10:00 am. -2pm. This course covers basic first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness for dogs and cats. Course completion results in a three-year certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. $45. 845-475-9742 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876 0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Tour of Olana's geological landscape

      1:00 pm. Admission: $10. Vehicle use fee applies. Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists' landscape. 518-828-1872 ext. 109 or shasbrook@olana.org to register. East Lawn, Olana State Historical Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY.
  • 29/Monday
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Mondays through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Brown & Proud' - Latino Heritage Performance

      7:00 pm. "Brown & Proud" examines the cultural and social issues from fifty or more years ago and sets them against the current state of affairs. Free. Multicultural@marist.edu Marist College.
  • 30/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, 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.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 'The Ethics of Captivity'

      4:45 pm. Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University will explore conditions of captivity and highlight what one can learn from a comparative perspective on human and nonhuman captivity. Free. 845-758-7393, or kyegnash@bard.edu. Bard College.
    • Japanese film festival

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

      5:00 pm. -7pm. Representatives from the office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill will be available to greet members of the community, answer questions, provide information and discuss any concerns that constituents of the 103rd Assembly District may have. 845-338-9610. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Couponing program

      6:00 pm. Learn how to save money and improve the quality of your life during "Dollars & $ense", a new couponing group. Exchange coupons, ideas and money-saving strategies. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • College planning 101

      6:30 pm. -8pm. "How to Manage Finances in College" presentation. Free. 845-876-4030 to reserve a seat. Starr Library, W. Market St., Rhinebeck, 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 Country Seat of the Astor Family: Ferncliff'

      7:00 pm. Tom Daley, local historian, will show a DVD and talk about the former Vincent Astor Estate in Rhinebeck and the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meeting. www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org, or 845-229-2559. Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, 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.
  • 1/Wednesday
    • Clermont Southern Tier Seniors

      11:00 am. Desserts will be provided by member with last names M - R. There will be musical entertainment provided. All area people 50+ from Southern Columbia and Northern Dutchess counties are welcome to join. Walk-ins welcome. 845-758-5758 or 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.
    • Parkinson's support group

      2:30 pm. -4:30pm. Monthly on the first Wednesday. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, 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.
    • Boy Scouts meeting

      6:00 pm. -7pm. All K-5th grade boys are invited to learn more and join Cub Scout pack 42. 845-758-5452 or hapaschal@frontiernet.net. Linden Ave. Middle School Cafeteria, 65 W. Market 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.
    • 'Cinematic Romanticisms' film screening

      7:00 pm. "Nosferatu," (1922), directed by F.W. Murnau and "Nosferatu the Vampyre," (1979), directed by Werner Herzog. Free. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or http://www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
  • 2/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. 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. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Author event: Jack Kelly

      7:00 pm. Author Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors bring to life the stories in Kelly's new book, "Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence." Refreshments. Free. 845-758-3241. Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook, NY.
  • 3/Friday
    • 'Trees and Shrubs for the Autumn Garden'

      11:00 am. -2:30pm. Fri., Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Explore the identification and landscape use of hardy shade trees and shrubs native to our region. Rain or shine. Bring lunch. Registration: NYBG members, $135; non-members, $149. www.nybg.org/adulted/ or 1-800-322-NYBG to register. Bard College.
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. The Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Italian Night is Fridays through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger

      7:30 pm. In the second in a regular series of conversations hosted by Bard professor Neil Gaiman, best-selling author and artist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) discusses time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy, graphic novels, pictures, books, and long-distance romance. Tickets: $25; $5 for Bard community. 845-758-7900 or fishercenter@bard.edu. Fisher Center, Bard College.
  • 4/Saturday
    • Hazardous & electronic waste disposal days

      7:30 am. Dispose of photo, pool, and fertilizing chemicals, oil and lead based paints, flammable liquids, computer monitors, fax machines, TVs, and more. $5. Pre-register and pre-pay: 845-463-6020. www.DCRRA.org. Town Highway Department, 119 Rhinecliff Rd., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Fall Festival Plant Sale

      9:00 am. -4pm. The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association will be selling hardy mums, asters, flowering kale & cabbage, ornamental peppers, perennials, and more. info@vanderbiltgarden.org, www.vanderbiltgarden.org, or 845-229-6432. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tivoli Street Painting Festival

      9:00 am. -5pm. The village marks out and paints (black or white) approximately 150 8'x8' squares along Broadway St. through town. Registration begins at 9am on the date of the Festival. Live music throughout the day. sgezrati@gmail.com to pre-register. Broadway St., Tivoli, NY.
    • Community Rummage Sale

      9:00 am. -3pm. All are welcome to set up a table on the lawn to sell items. The Church will be selling clothes, housewares and other items. Baked goods and coffee available. 845-758-0657. Rowe United Methodist Church, 1376, Rte. 199, Milan, 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.
    • Apple Festival

      10:00 am. -3pm. Annual apple festival with fresh apple pies for sale. Bake table, crafts and second time around tables. Lunch available 11am-2pm. 845-876-3727. Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Anker at Taste Budd's

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Live music. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Deborah Dows Centennial celebration

      5:30 pm. -10pm. Centennial Celebration to honor the life and legacy of Deborah Dows, the founder of Southlands, on her 100th birthday. Cocktails, dinner, live music/dancing, luminaries. www.southlands.org. 845-876-4862 for tickets. The Southlands Foundation, 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Author event: Barbara Ballinger

      7:00 pm. Ballinger will discuss her new book, "The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, Oct. 4 through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 5/Sunday
    • Spring blooming bulbs class

      10:00 am. -11am. Learn how to select, plant and care for spring bulbs. This class will introduce gardeners to the wide variety of bulbs that thrive in Hudson Valley gardens and offer design tips on where and how to incorporate bulbs into your existing garden. Free. www.hvga.org to register. Montgomery Place, 25 Gardeners Way, Red Hook, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876 0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, 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.
    • Artist reception: Yoram Gelman

      1:00 pm. -3pm. A reception for Gelman's "Integrating Shapes & Shadows" exhibit of black and white photographs. 845-876-0543 Montgomery Row, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Live music: Joe Tobin

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Local favorite playing several original tunes. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' Deluxe tour

      2:30 pm. -2:30pm. Taking a cue from the popular television show, 'Downton Abbey', Staatsburgh will populate its opulent rooms once again with “servants” and “guests” of another era. Visitors on these special tours will encounter and speak with characters from the estate’s past throughout the mansion as they hear Staatsburgh’s story and listen in on the preparations for a busy weekend of entertaining. Admission: adults, $15; seniors & students, $13; children 12 and under, free. 845-889-8851, ext. 300 to make reservations. www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive

      3:00 pm. Works by Tower, Saariaho, Wolfe, Oliveros, Higdon, and Tania León. Tickets $15-20. fishercentertickets.bard.edu/single/SYOS.aspx?p=312. 845-758-7196, or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Fisher Center, Bard College.
    • Sunset Tap cruise

      4:00 pm. -7pm. Sail the Hudson and watch the sunset onboard Songbird, a 44 ft. sailing yacht. Craft beers, wine, artisan cheese, fruit, and other light fare. $150/person. www.grandcrurhinebeck.com to make a reservation. Boarding at 6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Anderson Center's 90th Birthday Party

      4:00 pm. -7PM. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Dooley, Development Associate at KellyDooley@ACenterforAutism.org or 845-889-9208. Anderson Center Campus, Staatsburg, NY.
  • 6/Monday
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Mondays through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Scandals of the Gilded Age'

      6:30 pm. Don Fraser, Mills Mansion Interpretive Programs Assistant, will speak on "Scandals of the Gilded Age." krcfunk@yahoo.com. The General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House, 77 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, 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.
  • 7/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Germantown Garden Club meeting

      12:00 pm. This month’s program will feature a presentation on “Preserving the Bounty,” given by garden club member, Ruth Tourjee. The presentation will cover the main points of dehydrating, freezing, and canning food from your garden. Refreshments. 518-537-4868. Kellner Community and Activity Center, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • 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: Marcus Molinaro

      1:00 pm. Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will be speaking to the seniors at the 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, 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.
    • Bard College public debate

      7:00 pm. -9pm. The debate will feature Bard Debate Union members, Bard College faculty, and cadets and faculty from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Their topic will be, "Resolved: The fate of the world depends upon the success or failure of America's model of democratic self-government." Free. 845-758-7878 or cstanton@bard.edu. 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.
  • 8/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.
    • 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.
    • Morton Movie Night: 1984

      6:30 pm. "1984," (1984), based on the novel by George Orwell. Directed by Michael Bradford. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Soviet Montage' film screening

      7:00 pm. "Battleship Potemkin," (1925), directed by Sergei Eisenstein and "Earth" (1930), directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko. Free. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Autumn Songfest

      8:00 pm. Singers from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program perform. Free. 845-758-7196, or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
  • 9/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. 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. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 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 second Thurs. of the month. 914-489-1202. First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Dr., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 10/Friday
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. The Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Italian Night is Fridays through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, Oct. 4 through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Mark Rust concert

      8:00 pm. Singer/songwriter plays American "roots" music. Admission: $12; senior, $10; HVFG members, $8. 845-758-2681 or hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 11/Saturday
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • '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.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, Oct. 4 through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 12/Sunday
    • Monthly pancake breakfast

      8:00 am. -11am. Priced According to Order – a la Carte. 845-756-2140. Elizaville Firehouse, 1575 Rte. 19, Elizaville, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876 0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
  • 13/Monday
    • 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.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Mondays through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 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.
  • 14/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 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.
    • Adult lap swim

      3:30 pm. -7:30pm. A new fitness program from the Hyde Park Recreation Fall aquatics program. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, 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.
    • 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.
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