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July 2: Gilded Age Scandals Tour Ruth and Ogden Mills were paragons of respectability, but several of their Gilded Age peers were not. Learn about the scandalous behavior and intrigues of the very rich at the turn of the century while touring the mansion. Reservations required. 1 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors/students. • Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd, Staatsburgh, 845.889.8851; www.nysparks.com

July 4: Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration 18th-century crafts, re-enactors, music, fireworks, and family entertainment. Enjoy live music and delicious hot food while watching the Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River. 2 p.m.–10 p.m., $12/car. • Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, 518.537.4240; www.nysparks.com

July 7–9: Summertide 2017 A local food, craft beverage, and music festival featuring local talent alongside national recording artists. Sample and purchase NY wines, cheeses, craft beers, and spirits from a number of Hudson Valley’s finest producers. Noon–10 p.m. daily, $150 for the weekend. $100 adults, $35 youths 12-21 years, under 12 free daily. • Cascade Mountain Winery & Restaurant, 835 Cascade Mountain Rd, Amenia, 845.373.9021; www.cascademt.com

July 9: Ahead of Their Time, Ahead of Their Audiences: Broadway Moderns A discussion on how avant-garde iconoclastic composers and lyricists challenged accepted norms of musical theater. Participants will watch, listen to, and study groundbreaking works of Bertolt Brecht, Leonard Bernstein, Rogers and Hart, Rogers and Hammerstein and more. Please register. 2–4 p.m. • Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack, 845.358.3370; www.nyacklibrary.org/calendar

July 16: Westchester County Militia The troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment will conduct military drills, perform work on the fortifications, cook their meals, and display original examples of items that would have been present at a Revolutionary War garrison. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Rt 9W, Fort Montgomery, 845.446.2134; www.nysparks.com

July 27: Friends of Taconic State Park 9th Annual Meeting & BBQ Supper The Friends of Taconic State Park, an organization that works to support culture, recreation, and education within the historic Copake Iron Works site, coalesces for a very special meeting featuring a professionally prepared BBQ meal. Non-members are encouraged to attend and learn, if only for the menu of everything from grilled chicken and pulled pork to coleslaw and cornbread. 6 p.m., $15. • Copake Iron Works Historic Site, 33 Valley View Rd, Copake Falls, 518.966.2730; www.FriendsBBQ.Eventbrite.com

July 9–16: 23rd Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week A week-long immersion into artwork by traditional Irish artists. Participate in workshops, lectures, Cèilithes, and sessions around the village of East Durham. Evening concerts and finale festival on July 16. See website for times and costs. • MJQ Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, 2267 Rt 145, East Durham, 518.634.2286; www.catskillsirishartsweek.com 

July 13–16: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival A celebration of all things Bluegrass featuring 5 stages with 40+ bands performing, workshops, artist showcase, dancing, children’s performers, Bluegrass Academy for Kids, camping, jamming, food, crafts, and more. Advance tickets: $215. • Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Rd, Oak Hill, 888.946.8495; www.greyfoxbluegrass.com 

July 30: 18th Annual Blueberry Festival This annual event boasts everything blueberry in a variety of baked goods and freshly picked berries as well. Early 19th-century craft demonstrations, vendors, and live music. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $7 adults, under 12 free. • Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 Rt 22, Austerlitz, 518.392.0062; www.oldausterlitz.org


Our Pick:

The New York Air Show, at Stewart International Airport, headlines with the US Navy Blue Angels’ beautiful aerial displays. The event will also feature a flight performance of the Joint Strike Fighter, and the West Point Parachute Team will jump the American flag in for the National Anthem. The viewing area features more than 30 military and civilian aircraft on display and much more. July 1–2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $21 adults, $10.50 children 6–12 yrs, under 6 yrs free. Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, 321.395.3100; www.airshowny.com

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