Your Complete Calendar of June Events

Don't miss out on these Hudson Valley activities, concerts, and special events.


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Special Events

June 8: Third Annual Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Some of the best local mobile eateries and breweries bring their specialties to the tarmac for a day of sun, suds, and sumptuous dining.

Stormville Airport, Stormville, 845.226.1660, www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

 

June 8: Health and Wellness Festival

This festival finds the intersection between wellness and art with a series of workshops, dance, and a musical performance by Allison Pagano and Pete Teresi. $30 in advance.

Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, 845.358.0877, www.rocklandartcenter.org

 

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Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival & Artisan Market 

Attendees will celebrate the life and work of the honeybee with tastings and sales of a wide variety of local, regional, and international honeys. Baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, ready-to-eat foods, teas, and local craft beverages (sodas, wine, mead, spirits, and hard ciders) will also be available. Local artists will be selling their crafts as well.

June 23, Museum Village, Monroe, 845.782.8248, www.honeyfestival.com

 

 

From June 9: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Take in the best of the Bard (and others) at Boscobel’s scenic grounds at this yearly festival. The 2019 season will include performances of Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbelline, Into the Woods, Cyrano, and a special interactive matinee of Julius Caesar.

Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, 845.265.9575, www.hvshakespeare.org

 

June 15: Ultimate Family Yard Sale

Sort through the curios from hundreds of families as you search for some treasure at this massive outdoor flea market.

Stormville Airport, Stormville, 845.226.1660, www.stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

 

June 15-16: Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival

A new location and time mark 2019’s edition. Tickets for the event — which includes more than 85 vendors, bands, and more — start at $30, with special prices for under-21s and designated drivers.

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, 845.768.5122, www.hvwineandchocolate.com

 

June 22-23: Rhinebeck Crafts Fair

Artisans and craftspeople from all over America gather at the Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. Perfect for idiosyncratic gifts, home décor embellishments, and those looking for the perfect out-there centerpiece.

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, 845.331.7900, www.dutchesstourism.com

 

Music

June 2: India.Arie

The multiple-Grammy-winning R&B songwriter has toured the world, performed with Stevie Wonder, and sold more than 10 million records. She brings hits like “Little Things” and “I Am Not My Hair” to Troy.

Troy Music Hall, 518.273.0038, www.troymusichall.org

 

June 7: Danielia Cotton

Cotton performs her own idiosyncratic take on American rock, with soaring licks and riveting vocals that have made her as likely to open for BB King as Bon Jovi.

Colony Woodstock, Woodstock, 845.679.7625; www.colonywoodstock.com

 

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Cate Le Bon

Le Bon rides the line between folk and avant-garde, singing in English and Welsh over increasingly abstract productions. She will be touring behind 2019’s Reward.

June 25, BSP, Kingston, 845.481.5158, www.bspkingston.com

 

June 7: Nobody’s Girl

This Austin supergroup brings the harmonies of BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe to bear on classic folk traditions. They bring 2018’s unlikely hit “Waterline” to Beacon for an intimate concert.

Towne Crier Café, Beacon, 845.855.1300, www.townecrier.com

 

June 8: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wizard

Tap dancer Michaela Marino Lerman leads an afternoon of piano and dance celebrating the music of Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and more. Free.

Mountain Top Arboretum, Tannersville, www.23arts.org

 

June 14: Hudson Valley Punk Showcase

Mosh it up in support of many of the area’s best punk bands, from the shredding mania of Top Nachos to Hairbag’s bratty take on hardcore.

Colony Woodstock, Woodstock, 845.679.7625; www.colonywoodstock.com

 

June 15: Ikue Mori

Mori is a legendary performer, having drummed for seminal No Wave group DNA before moving on to her own percussive ambient work. Expect electronic beats, drum machines, and more at this special set.

Elysium Furnace Works, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, 845.831.4988, www.howlandculturalcenter.org

 

June 15: Fantasy & Fantasia

Pianist Renana Gutman explores the idea of fantasy as expressed in the works of Liszt, Schumann, and Beethoven. These improvisatory sonatas will focus on music inspired by fantastical works of literature.

Mountain Top Arboretum, Tannersville, www.23arts.org

 

June 20: Sunny Sweeney

Proud Texan Sweeney brings her rollicking country rock to Pawling. Come for hits like “From a Table Away” and “Drink Myself Single,” stay for the deep cuts from 2017’s Trophy.

Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, 845.289.0185, www.darylshouseclub.com

 

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Wilderstein’s Sculpture Biennial

Wander this historic site while taking in the best in contemporary experimental art. Curator Franc Palaia has added seven more sculptures by artists like Emil Alzamora and Willie Cole to the collection of modern art on the grounds of scenic Wilderstein.

From June 1, Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, 845.876.4818, www.wilderstein.org

 

June 29: Gwen Laster’s New Muse 4tet

This afternoon concert centers around violinist and Bard faculty member Gwen Laster, who has collaborated with artists ranging from Solange to Anthony Braxton.

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, 845.965.2365, www.maverickconcerts.org

 

June 29: Lady Moon and the Eclipse

Kicking off Bard Summerscape, this Hudson group will bring down the Spiegeltent with its multi-cultural fusion of lush harmonies, afrobeat rhythms, and wicked grooves.

The Spiegeltent at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7900, www.fishercenter.bard.edu

 

June 29: Bill Charlap Trio

A night of jazz with Grammy-winning pianist Bill Charlap. He has recorded the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Kern, collaborated with Tony Bennett, and is the Artistic Director of 92Y’s Jazz in July Festival.

Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, 845.965.2365, www.maverickconcerts.org

 

The Egg

June 14: Albert Cummings

Guitar pyrotechnics from this New England bluesmith, who will perform songs from his recent Someone Like You record.

June 15: Red Molly

Three-part harmonies and serious picking from this folk trio.

 

June 20: Jake Shimabukuro

YouTube-famous ukulele virtuoso performs his original compositions as well as a smattering of covers.

 

June 22: Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Veteran roots musician Osborne has had many hits of her own, but she’ll turn her attention to one of the foremost living songwriters with her unique takes on Dylan’s catalog.

 

Empire State Plaza, Albany, 518.473.1845, www.theegg.org

 

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 1: Sha Na Na

What’s up, Hot Dog? You’ll find yourself shaking and grooving with Bowzer and the Boys as the premiere interpreters of American rock & roll come to Bethel Woods’ intimate gallery space.

 

June 19: Dave Mathews Band

Look out for flip-flops, backwards hats, and loose Frisbees at the chillest of chillout concerts.

 

June 27: Yes with Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Don’t find yourself the “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by giving yourself the “Long Distance Runaround” and missing this show. Wait too long for tickets and you might find yourself too “Close to the Edge” for comfort.

 

June 30: Peter Frampton’s Farewell Tour

Frampton comes alive onstage for the last time. Following a diagnosis of Inclusion Body Mitosis, the rock legend has decided to retire with a bang.

 

200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

 

Theater and Dance

June 1: Norm Lewis

One of Broadway’s most versatile actors, Lewis brings his baritone voice to the Emelin once again.

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098, www.emelin.org

 

June 9: LaneCoArts

Blending dance, theater, and visual art, LaneCoArts tends toward innovative, unpredictable choreography.

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, 845.757.5106 ext 112, www.kaatsbaan.org

 

June 14-16: Our Suburb

At once homage and update to Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town, Our Suburb explores the tensions in a small Illinois town, populated mostly by Holocaust survivors, when it is threatened by a Nazi march. May not be appropriate for younger ages.

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

June 15-16: BalletNext

This NYC-based company innovates on a solid foundation of classic ballet basics, with a focus on live music.

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, 845.757.5106 ext 112, www.kaatsbaan.org

 

June 21-July 14: The Secret Garden

Unlocking the gothic heart of this children’s classic, this musical explores loss and discovery from the perspective of a child brought to live with her grieving, eccentric uncle.

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

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Adam Sandler

Is there a living comedian more famous than Adam Sandler? Since breaking out of SNL in the mid-’90s, he’s brought his skits, personas, and humorous songs to increasingly larger audiences, starring in mega-hit films and releasing best-selling albums. Expect classics and new material at this stop on his “100% Fresher” tour.

June 23, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 866.781.2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

 

June 22: Intimacy Lost: The Living Gallery

A multi-media experience from Emotions Physical Theatre brings an art gallery to life, with performance tableaus exploring a wide variety of dance and art.

Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, 845.358.0877, www.rocklandartcenter.org

 

June 22: Cirkus Luna

This wild East Moravian circus comes to town, with feats of strength, acrobatics, and clowning. Followed by a special circus arts workshop.

Opus 40, Saugerties, 845.681.9352, www.opus40.org

 

June 23: Makbet

A special take on the Shakespeare classic, reinterpreted by Dzieci Theatre into an improvisatory, distinctly Mittel-European production.

Opus 40, Saugerties, 845.681.9352, www.opus40.org

 

Art

Through June: In Fredric Church’s Ombra – Design in Conversation with Nature

Running all summer long, this multimedia exhibition explores how Church’s artistic and architectural vision melded the natural and aesthetic worlds. With work by leading designers and architects from around the world.

Olana Historic Site, Hudson, 518.828.0135, www.olana.org

 

June 5: The Power of the Poster

Legendary designer David Edwin Byrd, famous for the poster of the original Woodstock Festival, will talk with Broadway poster designer Frank Verlizzo about the vision and purpose behind famous poster designs. Followed by a workshop and display of winners from the “Peace, Love & Posters” contest.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 866.781.2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

 

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Nathan Griswold and Ana Maria Lucaciu

These two dance virtuosos inject clowning and a touch of the absurd into their two-person performance. Both attempt increasingly difficult maneuvers while having to accommodate the other through a series of absurd interactions.

June 1, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli, 845.757.5106 ext 112, www.kaatsbaan.org

 

From June 22: Nil Yalter – Exile is a Hard Job

This is the first-ever U.S. solo exhibition from French-Egyptian multi-media artist Yalter, and will feature an overview of her career, from early paintings to pioneering work in video, sculpture, collage, and installations.

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7598, www.css.bard.edu

 

From June 22: Acting Out

Drawing material from the Hessel’s collection, this exhibition grapples with Leigh Ledare’s groundbreaking work on group identity and social structure by contextualizing with works by Larry Clark, Cindy Sherman, and Jo Spence. Through October.

CSS Galleries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7598, www.css.bard.edu

 

Film

June 4: Strangers in Good Company

Cynthia Scott’s rumination on aging and community follows a group of senior women who must display their hidden skills after their touring bus breaks down in rural Quebec.

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, 914.773.7663, www.burnsfilmcenter.org

 

June 6: The Royal Ballet – Flight Pattern

An ambitious staging of Crystal Pite’s exploration of the contemporary refugee crisis, and its effects on individuals.

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, 914.773.7663, www.burnsfilmcenter.org

 

June 22: If the Dancer Dances

A new documentary about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Followed by a Q+A with filmmakers Lise Friedman and Maia Wechsler, as well as choreographer Stephen Petronio. Free with RSVP.

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

 

Family

June 24-28: Arts Immersion Camp

Children ages 4–8 can take part in a special camp inspired by the legacy of Woodstock and the wealth of creativity memorialized at the Bethel Woods museum. $250 per week, with potential for tuition assistance.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 866.781.2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events

 

Comedy

June 15: Paula Poundstone

Poundstone has been a comedy star since her series of one-hour HBO specials in the 1980s. Fans might know her voice from Inside Out as well as cult classic Home Movies.

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill, 914.739.0039, www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

 

June 21: Tom Papa

This New Jersey comic is a late-night regular, actor in films like Bee Movie and The Informant!, and best-selling author. He also spent a year as The Marriage Ref for reasons he can hopefully explain here.

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098, www.emelin.org

 

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Plein-Air Painting with Beth Rundquist

Master painter Beth Rundquist will inspire you to think and see like Frederic Church during this three-day outdoor workshop on the artist’s restored grounds. $475 for the workshop only; $1,325 for full-accommodation at Shady Glen onsite, with meals from leading Hudson Valley chefs.

June 10-13, Olana Historic Site, Hudson, 518.828.0135, www.olana.org

 

Workshops/Classes

June 1, 8, 15: Reconsidering Arte Povera Lecture Series

Distinguished professors and curators Emily Braun, Anne Rorimer, and Erica F. Battle will talk about the contemporary Arte Povera movement in Italian art. Free.

Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, 845.666.7202, www.magazzino.art

 

June 12-15: Bobby Previte Music Improvisation Workshop

Always wanted to jam out but can’t quite keep the beat? Then drummer and composer Previte is here to help you with all aspects of improv, from rhythm to melody to emotion. Free with reservation, and concludes with special performance from Previte.

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, 518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org

 

June 15: Drawing Workshop with Faheem Haider

Artist, critic, and political analyst Haider will lead a workshop exploring the basics of natural drawing, from examining the natural world to investigation into objects. $60 per participant.

Opus 40, Saugerties, 845.681.9352, www.opus40.org

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