Out & About This June

Free family movies under the Walkway, and the fifth annual music fest illuminates Newburgh.


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Back-to-Back Superstars at Bethel Woods


Photos Courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Throughout a wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums both in the US and abroad. He’s celebrating his 50th anniversary with a world tour, performing some favorites such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Song Sung Blue.” June 22, 8 p.m., $47+. 

The Zac Brown Band has earned a historic series of 15 No. 1 hit radio singles and became only the second act to top both the country and active rock formats. They kick off this concert tour with their newly released album, Welcome Home, which has been described as a return to their roots. June 23, 7 p.m., $43+. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events


Master Gardener Plant Swap 


Photo by Dona Crawford

Attendees of the The 19th Annual Great Plant Swap & Sale can bring potted flower and vegetable plants to share and swap with other Kingston-area gardeners. The event is hosted by the Master Gardeners Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Ulster County, and it benefits the Master Gardener Program of CCE. A good mix of annuals, perennials, shrubs, groundcover, trees, and vegetables can be found at this event. See website for guidelines. June 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Ave, Kingston, 845.340.3990; ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events 


Movie Nights Under the Walkway 

Sponsored by the MHR Foundation, Movie Nights Under the Walkway returns for its third year, offering free, family-friendly movies open to the public, as well as musical entertainment and food vendors. Bring a blanket or chair. Other dates this summer: July 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19. See website for film titles. June 24, music begins at 7 p.m., film is shown at 8:30 p.m., free. Upper Landing Park, 83 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, www.mhrfoundation.org


Antique Exhibit at Boscobel


Photo Courtesy of Boscobel House & Gardens

Boscobel hosts a Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques Exhibit. Make-do’s include everyday household remnants, such as porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts and/or tin handles. They also include treasured relics, such as a decanter riddled with staples that was once owned by Washington Irving. More than 100 examples from local, private, and public collections will be on display. June 3Oct 1, 9:30 a.m.5 p.m. daily, adults $17, kids $8. Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, 845.265.3638; www.boscobel.org


Sculptures in Rhinebeck

The 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial exhibit will be gracing the breathtaking grounds of the historical Wilderstein Estate overlooking the Hudson River. Artist and curator Franc Palaia has chosen 18 sculptures from various Hudson Valley artists that will be on display throughout the beautiful landscape from June 4 to October 31. Opening reception: June 3, 5–7 p.m. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 845.876.4818; www.wilderstein.org


Newburgh Orchestra Takes Giant Steps


Photo Courtesy of GNSO

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Giant Footsteps, a themed concert brought to life by music director Russell Ger, which finds a literal representation in Edvard Grieg’s famous In the Hall of the Mountain King and is expanded conceptually to include Jupiter from Gustav Holst, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. June 10, 7:30 p.m., Reserved $30, General $25, Senior Citizens $20, Students are free. Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, 845.913.7157; www.newburghsymphony.org


BARD SummerScape Dance

New York City Ballet MOVES The centerpiece of this program is Dances at a Gathering which was choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins and premiered in 1969. It is accompanied by 18 of Chopin’s mazurkas, waltzes, and études. June 30–July 2, 7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m., $35+. Bard, Fisher Center, 60 Manor Ave, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7900; www.bard.edu

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