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Mondays through Sept. 4: Yoga with a View Entice the senses as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the beautiful landscape of Boscobel. All levels of Yoga will be taught by internationally certified instructor, Ellen Forman. 6–7:15 p.m., $18/class. • Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, 845.265.3638; www.boscobel.org 

Aug. 1–6: Ulster County Fair Amusement rides, food, crafts, 4-H competitions, horse shows, entertainment, artistic displays…What’s not to love?. Tues.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. –Sat. 10 a.m.–12 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., $15. • Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 845.255.1380; www.ulstercountyfair.com 

Aug. 4–6: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Four stages of music and dance performers, along with craft and food vendors, make this the festival to attend. More than 30 bands include The Storycrafters, Kirsten Maxwell, Adam Ezra Group, The Russet Trio, Michael Braunfeld and more. Fri. noon–2 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m., $45–$55 • Dodds Farm, 44 Rt 7D, Hillsdale, 866.325.2744; www.falconridgefolk.com   

Aug. 5: Fresh Pressed Fridays An evening of live music, hard apple cider, and delectable gourmet food. This month includes other special events such as Game Night, a Farmer’s Market, and Brunchfest. Adults 21+ for evening events.  5–8 p.m. • Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post Rd, Walden, 845.713.5180; www.angryorchard.com

Aug. 5: Hudson Valley Market The beautiful grounds of Crown Maple Estates host a shopping market extravaganza highlighting the Hudson Valley’s favorite products along with culinary creations and outdoor activities. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. • Crown Maple Estates at Madava Farms, 47 McCourt Rd, Dover Plains, 845.877.0640; www.crownmaple.com 

Aug. 12–13: 7th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest The best pours of the Hudson Valley. There’s also live music, arts and crafts, exhibits, cooking demonstrations, and entertainment for children. Sat. 11 a.m.– 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., $12 in advance, $17+ day-of. • Iron & Wine Restaurant and Westview Golf Driving Range, 3191 Rt 22, Patterson 

Aug. 13: Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival This free festival features fresh picked, locally grown Hudson Valley sweet corn on the cob, hot chili, watermelon, cold drinks, and other summer treats. Live music through-out the afternoon and kids activities. 12–5 p.m. • Beacon Riverfront Park, Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, 845.463.4660; www.beaconsloopclub.org

Aug. 18–20: Hudson Valley Ribfest A family-friendly event indulging in the best BBQ ribs the Hudson Valley has to offer.  Live music, beer tent, cooking demonstrations, and various other food trucks on site. Fri. 5–10 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., $7, free for children age 12 and under. • Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 844.742.3378; www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org 

Aug. 25–27: Hudson Valley Hoot This musical event boasts more than 20 bands featuring fiddlers, square dancing, storytelling, food, and late-night jam sessions. Bring a chair or blanket. See website for performer line-up and camping packages. Fri. 4 p.m. to Sun. 6:30 p.m. $25–$45/day. • Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, 845.657.8333; www.hoot.love

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Living History: Military Reenactment Day exemplifies what life was like for soldiers. Military reenactors set up encampments from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. See Gen. George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln, and more! Aug. 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $11+. Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, 845.265.3638; www.boscobel.org

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