8 Events You Don't Want to Miss This October

Catch an orchestral rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, or hit Beacon for a jazzy improv trio.


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One Appealing Occasion

A simple harvest celebration that began in 1989, the Warwick Applefest has grown exponentially, with more than 30,000 visitors attending the festival each year. Whether you love apple tarts, apple pies, caramel apples, or the delectable fruit fresh off the vine, be sure to take a bite out of this fall favorite. Approximately 200 vendors will be selling various wares; there will also be music and entertainment on four stages, a farmers’ market, an apple pie baking contest, and a children’s carnival.
Oct 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.
33 South St, Warwick; 845.987.8300

It’s Amore for All Things Italian

A plethora of Italian foods, Italian products, traditional dancing with festive music, and all-around family fun highlight the 10th Annual Ulster Italian Festival. At the opening ceremony, the Italian American Foundation will recognize the Italian Signora and Signore of the Year: the titles are given to recipients based on their community service and selfless volunteering to assist those in need. Also, the reigning Miss Italy New York will be present to meet and greet festival-goers.
Oct 8, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Kingston Waterfront, Garraghan Dr, Kingston; 845.338.9111

An Orchestral Bohemian Rhapsody

For an exquisite evening of orchestral compilations, look no further than the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra as they perform a Bohemian Rhapsody. The presentation encompasses a broad understanding of different cultures and histories through the exploration of orchestral master works. Featuring Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 along with Violin Concerto in D Major, and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8. Featured soloist will be Filip Pogády.
Oct 28, 7:30 p.m.; Adults $30, seniors $22, students free.
Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh; 845.913.7157

Beacon Hosts a Jazzy Trio

One of the most improvisational groups on the jazz scene since the ’90s, The Chris Speed Trio takes on Beacon with songs such as “Really OK” and “Takedown.” Chris Speed on saxophone and clarinet is joined by drummer Dave King and bassist Chris Tordini to create melodies that are direct, heartfelt, and evoke a joyful ambiance. Their works range from jazz and folk to classical and rock, all with compelling improvisations.
Oct 2, 8 p.m.
Free.
Quinn's, 330 Main St, Beacon
845.202.7447

It’s a Bull’s-eye for Annie Oakley

Buffalo Bill’s traveling Wild West Show is the setting for the popular theatrical performance of Annie Get Your Gun, about the sharpshooting skills of Annie Oakley. A rootin’ tootin’ hootenanny production based on the real-life times of Annie Oakley as she toured with the popular Wild West show, where she meets her match in fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler. Both are competitive and stubborn as the bull’s-eye turns to romance. Featuring a score of tunes by Irving Berlin such as “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” “They Say It's Wonderful,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” and the show-stopping hit, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”
Sept 14–Nov 26, various days/times; $50+.
Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914.592.2222

Enticing Color on Canvas

New Works by American Artist Jylian Gustlin exemplifies an engaging maturity as the artist explores new subjects and experiments with multi-dimensional effects with her surfaces. Her colors and shapes pop from the canvas on variant pieces, utilizing a matte or satin varnish overlay; on others, she allows them to remain raw, enticing the viewer with an enriching experience.
Oct 7–29, Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat./Sun. 12–5 p.m.
Canfin Gallery, 39 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.332.4554

What’s Black and White and Red All Over?

That happy spotted canine mascot representing firefighters everywhere has a day of recognition in the 11th Annual Dalmatian Day! The FASNY Museum of Firefighting hosts this annual family event, welcoming your family pet to join in on the celebration. Activities include a musical puppet show, parade, magic tricks, scavenger hunt, fire prevention tips, plenty of fire trucks to explore, and more black-and-white spots than you could shake a bone at.
Oct 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson; 518.822.1875

Revelers Romp Through Nyack

Celebrating its 30th year, the Nyack Halloween Parade never disappoints the crowds of approximately 15,000 who attend annually. Come to the streets of Main and Broadway for this fun-filled, family-friendly event featuring lively marching bands, festooned fire trucks, elaborate floats, and a host of costumed participants competing for numerous cash awards. Parade-goers will enjoy a variety of special talent including three of Rockland County’s top marching bands, performers from the Amazing Grace Circus, Suburbia Roller Derby, Hudson Valley Harley Riders, Rockland Boulders, and an array of classic cars.
Oct 28, 3–7:30 p.m.
Main St and Broadway, Nyack; 845.353.2221

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