May 2014

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Summer Fun in the Hudson Valley

The long, brutal winter is now just a distant memory! Here’s our go-to guide for dozens of fun ways you can get going, get outside — and enjoy this spectacular season

Amusement Parks

Ride on: An iconic Westchester amusement park is at a turning point

Beaches

In the swim of things: Get your fill of sun and sand at local beaches

Drive-In Theaters

Movies by moonlight: Drive-in theaters offer old-fashioned fun

Flying

Fly high: Experience the early days of aviation

Hiking

Hiking the Long Path: A little-known trail stretches 350 miles

Kickball

Alive and kicking: A popular playground sport is revived for adults — with a social twist

Rowing

Motley crew: Today’s Hudson River rowers rock the boat

Cruises and Sailing

On the waterfront: Get up close and personal with the Hudson River

Sculpture Parks

Open-air art: The summer is the perfect time — and the Hudson Valley the perfect place — to enjoy outdoor sculpture

Water Parks

Slip ’n slide: Fast-paced fun at the region’s water parks

Trampolining

Leaps and bounds: Locals flip for a new trampoline park in Poughkeepsie

Summer Fashion 2014: The Perfect Match

In honor of Mother’s Day, here are three fashion-forward outfits that allow moms and daughters to share the spotlight

Albany Guide 2014

Arts and Events in Albany in 2014

Small city, big excitement: From ancient mummies to Dutch festivals to a trendy downtown area, an Albany getaway offers something for everyone

Food and Dining in Albany in 2014

Dining destination: Move over Manhattan! From the famous Jack’s Oyster House to fun and funky eateries, today’s Albany dining scene is second to none

Musician Profile: Q&A with Simone Felice

Singer/songwriter Simone Felice on second chances, the nuances of family, and his love affair with the Catskills

Inaugural Catskill Mountains Film Festival Spotlights Local Filmmakers

Movies in the mountains: The Hollywood Hills meet the Catskills

Event Photos and Party Pictures: On the Town (May 2014)

See who’s been out and about in the Hudson Valley in our parties and events photo gallery

Dharma Valley: Buddhism As Popular As Ever in the Hudson Valley

Buddhism is one of the world’s fastest growing faiths — and that growth is especially evident here in the Valley

Lost Amusement Parks of the Hudson Valley

Amusement parks were all the rage at the turn of the last century

The Tale of the Lost Amusement Park at Orange Lake

A closer look at one of the Hudson Valley's long-lost amusement parks

18 Riverside Restaurants

Dock ’n dine: Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely lunch, sunset dinner, or cocktails alfresco, the Valley’s riverside restaurants have it all

How to Make: Ostrich Egg Custard

Where to Buy Organic and Ostrich Eggs

In honor of National Egg Month, we’ve highlighted two Columbia County farms that offer more than just your average egg

Now Open for Business: Pyro Gyro

A new Greek eatery in Poughkeepsie offers fare for $10 or less

Now Open for Business: Beacon Bread Company

A new Beacon bakery and eatery offers fare for $10 or less

Restaurant Spotlight: Alain’s Bistro in Nyack

French fare shines at this Rockland County eatery

Events: Out & About in May 2014

A multi-Grammy winner hosts the Bardavon’s gala and a Broadway “gypsy” comes to Tarrytown

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in May 2014

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for May 2014

Events: Kids' Play Dates in May 2014

Enjoy the warm weather with an outdoor Mother’s Day tea and watch stellar shows based on your favorite books

Summer Memories of Playland and Other Seasonal Fun

A word from Hudson Valley Editor in Chief, Olivia J. Abel

Letters to the Editor in May 2014

Read our letters to the editor for May 2014, including our Where in the Hudson Valley “Store of Lore” contest answer

Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: “Hydro-House” Catskill Aqueduct Pump Station

This structure — and others like it — is all that can be seen of a monumental engineering achievement

Oh, Deer: Battling Backyard Bucks to Save the Bulbs

Under attack: A local homeowner declares war on the insidious “eating machines”

Walkway Salutes Firefighters and Police on 40th Anniversary of Bridge Fire

On May 8, Walkway Over the Hudson marks the 40th anniversary of the railroad bridge’s historic fire by honoring local emergency response teams

Memorial Day Parades, Exhibits, and More

How to spend Memorial Day 2014

7 Ways to Treat Mom This Mother's Day

Here’s how to treat the number one lady in your life for Mother’s Day

LIGHTSCAPES Exhibit Dazzles Croton-on-Hudson

Van Cortlandt Manor’s new nighttime display enchants kids and grown-ups alike

President Obama to Visit Tappan Zee, Call for More Bridge Spending

The President, who approved a $1.6 billion loan last fall for the Tappan Zee’s replacement, is expected to ask for more federal spending on infrastructure
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HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

The Museum presents fossils from Binghamton University’s extensive collection.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Sing yourself into a better state of being on Sunday mornings. Start your week off from a place of inner sanctity using voice to restore balance, heal and connect in the...

Cost: $15

Where:
Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY  12561
View map »


Sponsor: One True Voice
Telephone: 914-388-0632
Contact Name: Amy McTear
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
View map »


Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

More information

Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
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Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

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Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Hailed by NPR as a “modern ambassador for the blues,” Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ takes the stage at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts...

Cost: $35-$65, $2 facility fee

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Sponsor: Radio Woodstock
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-7465
Website »

More information

This exhibit, juried by local artist Karen Hummel, consists of numerous works in all media.

Where:
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-671-6213
Website »

More information

Artists Ellen Nieves, Mindy McDaniel, Louise LaPlante, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, Matthew Hopkins, David Drew Bruner, William Bond Walker, James Meyer, Mark Berd, and Gabriel de la Portilla...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-4747
Website »

More information

Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-838-1600
Website »

More information

Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-7465
Website »

More information

This exhibit, juried by local artist Karen Hummel, consists of numerous works in all media.

Where:
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-671-6213
Website »

More information

Artists Ellen Nieves, Mindy McDaniel, Louise LaPlante, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, Matthew Hopkins, David Drew Bruner, William Bond Walker, James Meyer, Mark Berd, and Gabriel de la Portilla...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

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HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
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Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
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Telephone: 914-963-4550
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The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
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Telephone: 914-723-3470
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The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
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Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
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The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
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The band behind fan favorites like “Listen to the Music” and “What a Fool Believes” teams up with the Allman Brothers founder for an unforgettable performance. Special guest...

Cost: $35-$65

Where:
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Telephone: 518-584-9330
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This annual juried exhibition presents works by local artists that are inspired by our region. Times: Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-4p.m.

Where:
University Art Museum at University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-442-4035
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Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
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Telephone: 518-346-6204
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Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-3400
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The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

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Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

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Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

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This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
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Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
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Telephone: 845-838-1600
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Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
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Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
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Telephone: 866-781-2922
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In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
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Telephone: 518-392-2121
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More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
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Telephone: 866-781-2922
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With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
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Telephone: 518-392-4747
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HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
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This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-7465
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Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
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Telephone: 845-534-3115
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The 8th annual Art Studio Views Tour, presented by Rhinebeck Bank, offers the public with a unique opportunity to visit the private studios of Hudson Valley artists through a self-guided tour....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Betsy Jacaruso Studio
East Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY
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Sponsor: Cale Communications
Contact Name: Marybeth Cale
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As a part of River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, a local artist leads a tour of the exhibit, sharing insights to the works and their origins. Note: Arrive 15 minutes early. Not...

Cost: $18, $12 seniors and students

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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Join Papa Cilio for a hands-on class on canning fresh tomatoes in the style of his homeland, Naples, Italy. The intimate class is held in the garden of Casa Hudson, an accoladed villa overlooking...

Cost: $60

Where:
Casa Hudson
34 First St.
Haverstraw , NY  10927
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HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
View map »


Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
View map »


Website »

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Accomplished musicians — including flautist Christine Smith, the featured soloist — play a repertoire that includes Symphony No. 67 in G Major by Cannabich, Witt’s Concerto for...

Cost: $10, $9 seniors and students

Where:
St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St.
Cold Spring, NY
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Telephone: 845-228-4167
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Four young women from various parts of the world form the quartet Opus X, and perform myriad classical movements.

Cost: $25, $22 seniors, $20 contributors, $5 students ages 6-23

Where:
Windham Civic and Performing Arts Center
5379 Rte. 23
Windham, NY
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Telephone: 518-734-3868
Website »

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This annual juried exhibition presents works by local artists that are inspired by our region. Times: Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-4p.m.

Where:
University Art Museum at University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-4035
Website »

More information

The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-4747
Website »

More information

More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-838-1600
Website »

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