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Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

June 3: Newburgh Illuminated This 5th Annual Music and Arts Festival is the second-largest music festival in the Hudson Valley — averaging more than 10,000 in attendance across six blocks in the heart of Newburgh — with dozens of musicians performing on five stages. Local artists display their works; dance performances, children’s activities, and food vendors also available. 10 a.m.–11 p.m., free. • Broadway & Liberty St, Newburgh, www.newburghilluminatedfestival.com

​June 3: 41st Annual Tour of Homes Hosted by the Greene County Historical Society and held at the North Barn at the Greenville Town Park. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Advance: $25, Day of event: $30. • Greenville Town Park, Rt 32, Greenville, 518.731.1033; www.gchistory.org

June 4: 4th Annual Nanuet Street Fair Sponsored by the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce: more than 200 vendors, food, music, family games, and a free gift for the first 500 families. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free. • Main St, Nanuet, 845.393.1954; www.nanuetchamber.com

June 10: Spring for Sound Festival This music festival is in its seventh year. At least 50 bands, solo artists, and DJs will perform on five outdoor and indoor stages. Various entertainment, children’s activities, food and beer vendors throughout. 11 a.m.–12 a.m., $15 advance, $25 at event, kids under 12 free. • Center and Main St, Millerton, 518.789.4259; www.springforsound.com

June 10–11: 2017 Walkway Marathon A weekend full of running in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley as runners of all abilities are invited to take part in one of four flat, fast, and scenic races in a marathon, half-marathon, 5K, and the Think Differently Dash, a one-mile run for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. 7 a.m., race costs vary. • The Walkway Over the Hudson State Park, 3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, 845.454.9649; www.walkwaymarathon.org 

June 10–11: Bounty of the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival The Shawangunk Wine Trail hosts its annual wine and food festival exploring the finest wines of the trail’s 15 wineries in side-by-side tastings with gourmet food, live music, and craft vendors. 12–5 p.m., $30 per day, plus tax and fees; Designated Driver tickets available for $15. • Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 845.256.8456; www.shawangunkwinetrail.com

June 11: Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival A day of live music and a variety of strawberry-inspired desserts such as homemade strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, and strawberry smoothies. 12–5 p.m., free. • Pete & Toshi Riverfront Park, 2 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, 845.463.4660, www.beaconsloopclub.org

June 16–18: Mountain Jam Festival Celebrating 13 years, this multi-stage event features 40 bands, late night shows, kid’s activities, seminars, campsites, and more. This year features headliners Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, The String Cheese Incident, Peter Frampton, The Head & the Heart, Gary Clark, Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, and more. All-day event; see website for costs. • Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter, 855.821.9208; www.mountainjam.com

June 17-18: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the Hudson River more than 40 years ago, this popular weekend festival continues that tradition as hosted by the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. It features seven stages with diverse music, dance, and storytelling, as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, a green living expo, small boat exhibits and rides, a food and farm market, environmental education displays/exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. All-day event; day, weekend, and camping tickets: $64–$245. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, 877.435.9849www.clearwaterfestival.org

June 24–25: Rhinebeck Craft Festival A unique mix of 200 artists and crafts people displaying their creations. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more. Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $10 adults, $9 seniors, $4 kids 6-16, under 6 yrs. free. • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, 845.331.7900; www.artrider.com/rhinebeck-crafts-festival-2017

June 24: 2nd Annual Catskill Interpretive Center Book Fair Catskill authors discuss their unique craft, and an exhibitors’ tent will feature books from such regional publishers as Black Dome Press, Bushwhack Books, Calling All Poets, Hope Farm Press, McPherson & Co. and more. The Fair is a collaboration between the Catskill Center, Writers in the Mountain, and Poetry Barn. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. • Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Rt 28, Mount Tremper, 845.688.3369; www.catskillinterpretivecenter.org

June 30–July 2: Tiny House & Green Living Freedom Fest A three-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology. Speakers are: Andrew Morrison, Bill Rockhill, and Derek Diedricksen. Family-friendly event featuring live music, fireworks, workshops, and food trucks. Early-bird tickets online: $25 weekend pass. 10 a.m. • Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 845.255.1380; www.tinyhousefreedomfest.com 


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Burger & Beer Blast Part of Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival that runs from June 6–11. Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, and the best grilling all come together at Westchester’s ultimate block party. Top local chefs present their unique take on the all-American burger as they compete for the Best Burger Award. See website for participating restaurants and food trucks. June 8, 6 –10 p.m., $75. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla, 914.345.0601; www.westchestermagazine.com/winefood

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