Fall Arts & Events to Add to Your Hudson Valley Calendar

See what’s happening during the next 12 weekends of the Hudson Valley’s fall seasons: festivals, concerts, art exhibits, and more

Courtesy of Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band

Summer may be coming to a close, but we promise there’s still plenty of fun in your future. Read on for over 50 concerts, festivals, art exhibits, and more—autumn may just become your new favorite season.

By Megan Wilson, with additional reporting by Megan Ashcroft and Francesca Furey


By Marco Anelli/ Tommaso Sacconi

Gilardi: Tappetto-Natura

Exhibition Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring
Throughout the fall
The first American solo show for Italian artist Piero Gilardi. Includes 27 carved environmental reliefs that focus on climate and ecology.

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Gilardi: Tappetto-Natura Exhibition. By Marco Anelli/ Tommaso Sacconi.

Realism Exhibit

Wallkill River School, Montgomery
September 2–October 9
Juried by Vermont watercolor artist Tony Conner, this group exhibit of submitted realism pieces spans all mediums (except photography).

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Columbia Collective Exhibition

Foreland, Catskill
September 3–25
Presented by the Juvenile Justice Arts Initiative, the Columbia Collective—a group of five young women and trans artists—tell their personal histories in the face of a system that obscures, indexes, and defines them.

Native American Artwork by Judith Boggess

Persen House, Kingston
September 3, 10, 17, and 24, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
In her longstanding effort to keep Native American arts alive, Judith Laughing Owl (Boggess) presents her series of painted portraits and tribal life.

XYZ: Alphabetical Ruptures and Reformations

KinoSaito, Verplanck
Through September 4
If you’re interested in typography, check this exhibition out. XYZ examines how alphabetical systems appear in contemporary art.

Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York

Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh
Through September 9
Shedding light on the systemic failure of the juvenile justice system, this exhibit centers on multimedia and photography of the 20th-century children sent to Hudson’s New York Training School for Girls.

In Translation: Prints Across Media

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie
Through September 18
A celebration of printmaking—from historical, to modern, to contemporary—along with displays of art “in translation” across disciplinary boundaries.

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Henri Broyard: Chicane

Foreland, Catskill
Through September 25
The recipient of Foreland’s 2022 fellowship, Broyard creates portraits of domestic life and examines how humans interact with interior spaces—something everyone can relate to.

Portia Munson: Flood

Art Omi, Ghent
Through September 25
Taking over the Newmark Gallery, Munson’s collection of monochromatic pieces of scrap mass-produced materials explores our relationship with commodities.

Andy Warhol: Shadows

Dia, Beacon
Through October 2
One of Warhol’s most abstract works, Shadows is a single painting in multiple parts. 72 canvases are installed back-to-back over three walls for an immersive viewing experience.

Arriving at Byrdcliffe

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock
October 8–November 20
A deep dive into the history, presence, activities, lives, and work of former Byrdcliffe Arts and Craft Colony residents.

Southern Barn in Mist, ArtEast Studio Tour.
Southern Barn in Mist, ArtEast Studio Tour. By Linda Puiatti.

Annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour

Throughout Dutchess County
October 15–16 and 22–23, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Returning for its 16th year, these open studio weekends give local art enthusiasts the opportunity to visit member artists’ spaces and galleries.

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Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill
Through October 30
The work of the Hudson River School’s founder is reassembled for viewing to explore its significance on American landscape art.

Hudson Valley Artists 2022: The Material, The Thing

The Dorsky at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz
Through November 6
For the 15th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, pieces from an array of locals use household and found items, as well as traditional media like drawing and painting, to build a reflection on the material culture that we live in.

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Formafantasma, Manitoga. Courtesy Manitoga/ Magazzino Italian Art.

Formafantasma at Manitoga’s Dragon Rock: Designing Nature

Manitoga, Garrison
Through November 14
Italian design duo Formafantasma present a selection of installations highlighting interior design and its connection with the environment.

Courtesy Manitoga/ Magazzino Italian Art
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Courtesy Manitoga/ Magazino Italian Art

Jack Whitten

Dia, Beacon
Opens November 18
The first exhibit dedicated to this period of Whitten’s work is comprised of over 40 paintings that incorporate the Greek alphabet, black and white abstractions, and experimental mark-making.

Stressed World Exhibition

Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook
Through December 3
Featuring a variety of works from 30 global artists, this show depicts characteristics of an exhausted planet.


Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Coach Barn Outdoor Amphitheatre, Tarrytown
September 7, 6–7 p.m.
This legendary company closes out their Culpeper Summer Performance Series with a selection of their renowned work, including Arden Court and Syzygy.

Stardust Ballroom Dance Resort Weekend

Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon
September 16–18
An all-inclusive stay with over 40 dance workshops, a Roaring ‘20s theme night, and nightly receptions.

Fall Dance Festival, Kaatsban Cultural Parks
Fall Dance Festival, Kaatsban Cultural Parks. By Christopher Jones.

Fall Dance Festival

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Tivoli
Throughout the fall
Performances include The Glass Etudes, a concert with Australian singer-songwriter RY X, and a screening of “West Side Story” with choreography by NYC Ballet choreographer Justin Peck.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Palace Theatre, Albany
November 17, 7 p.m.
Ring in the holiday season in grand style. This is the 30th anniversary for this beloved performance featuring magical puppets, breathtaking costume design, acrobatics, and more.


Woodstock Film Festival

Screening locations TBD
September 28–October 2
A weekend of independent and challenging cinema from local and national filmmakers.


Crandell Theatre, Chatham
October 21–30
A film festival highlighting features, documentaries, short films, and animations on Columbia County’s biggest movie screen.


An Afternoon of Wine & Music

Bashakill Vineyards, Wurtsboro
Fridays 3:30–6:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 2–5:30 p.m.
Throughout the fall, enjoy a set of live music on weekends (check schedule to see who’s playing) while sipping on craft wine.

Hungry March Band

Opus 40, Saugerties
September 3, 5:30 p.m.
This big brass band entertains crowds from the banks of Opus 40’s sculpture garden (with food and drink vendors onsite, too).

Darius Rucker with Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane

Bethel Woods Center of the Arts, Bethel
September 3, 7 p.m.
Whether you’re a fan from his Hootie days, or have a new appreciation since Rucker went solo, head to Bethel to hear old favorites and singles from his newest album.

Chamber Music Festival

Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison
September 3–11
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach and Boscobel present five concerts by some of the most talented chamber musicians in the country.

A Tree Grows with Don Byron

Opus 40, Saugerties
September 4, 3 p.m.
Pack a picnic and a blanket and spend the afternoon listening to unique, instrumental, and electronic music coupled with enchanting woodwind music.

Corey Feldman

Colony, Woodstock
September 4, 8 p.m.
You might remember him from the 1987 film “The Lost Boys,” but did you know Feldman is also a musician? Hear him revive old singles and play newer material at this intimate venue.

Music on the Mountain

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
September 5–11
Close out the summer with a week of musical variety including Hungarian, New Orleans, and even ukulele rap. While enjoying performances from Sky Top Tower, the Parlor, and the docks on the lake, you’ll also get a wonderful view of the surrounding scenery.

Joe Sumner

Colony, Woodstock
September 8, 8 p.m.
An English born singer-songwriter and Fiction Plane bassist (oh—and the son of Sting), Sumner brings both classics and new material off his forthcoming album “Sunshine in the Night.”

Hurley Mountain Highway Band

Bad Seed Cider Company, Highland
September 9, 6–9 p.m.
Playing self-described “acoustic-electric feel-good music,” Hurley Mountain Highway graces Bad Seed Cider’s Farmside Friday Nights stage. Grab a can, a bite, and kick back!

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Jennings Landing, Albany
September 10, 12–8 p.m.
Don’t miss this annual all-day concert featuring music from jazz greats, up-and-coming artists, and local favorites. Final line-up TBA.

Sylvan Winds Ensemble

Orpheum Performing Arts Center, Tannersville
September 10, 7:30 p.m.
This acclaimed winds ensemble presents imaginative programs for music lovers of all ages.

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The Cape Fantastic Family Concert. By Marygiula Capobianco.

The Cape Fantastic Family Concert

Unison Arts, New Paltz
September 11, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
The final installment of this family concert series, this show follows a group of superheroes who are out to save the world (and your children) from certain boredom.

Joy Oladokun

Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock
September 11, 8 p.m.
Join this 2021 NPR “artist to watch” for a exciting night of music that fuses folk, R&B, rock, and pop.

Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Harmony Hall–Jacob Sloat House, Sloatsburg
September 12, 1–5 p.m.
A popular regional festival featuring performances from top bluegrass bands and an onsite craft fair.

Dar Williams

Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock
September 16, 8 p.m.
This Mount Kisco-born folk singer-songwriter delivers optimistic lyrics on complex instrumental melodies.

Jim Kweskin

Colony, Woodstock
September 16, 8 p.m.
Fusing pre-World War II rural music and ragtime-blues with pop and jazz, Kweskin brings his own style to the classics of Fats Waller, Johnny Mercer, and more.

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
September 16, 8 p.m.
Former guitarist of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Campbell now rocks with the edgier The Dirty Knobs.

An Evening with Alice Cooper

The Palace Theatre, Albany
September 16, 8 p.m.
Inspired by horror, vaudeville, and garage rock, the legendary Cooper performs his unique brand of theatrical hard rock.

The Knights Orchestra

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
September 17, 7:30 p.m.
This collective of musicians from NYC performs engaging and vibrant instrumental programs.

Little Feat

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
September 20, 8 p.m.
Embarking on their 45th anniversary tour, classic band Little Feat (with four of their longtime members and two recent additions) performs rock and blues music.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

The Palace Theatre, Albany
September 21, 8 p.m.
Bringing together rock, folk, and lyrical poetry, RKS—a staple in the indie music scene since 2013—takes the stage.

The National

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
September 23, 8 p.m.
These alt-rock pioneers bust out songs from their well-loved, 20+ year discography.

Joan Shelley

Colony, Woodstock
September 23, 8 p.m.
Singing of landscapes, seasons, and the world around her, this Kentucky-based singer-songwriter uses music to make sense of human interactions with nature.

BENISE 20th Anniversary Tour

Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
September 23, 8 p.m.
An Emmy-award winner known as “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” BENISE specializes in strumming international music from Spain, Paris, Brazil, and more.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
September 24, 8 p.m.
Rooted in blues and rock, this classic group brings energy, soul, and lots of harmonica to Westchester.

Flyday Music Festival

Blackthorne Resort, East Durham
September 29–October 2
Representing genres like rock, prog, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, this weekend festival celebrates creativity, spirit, and soul. Plus, there’s a haunted house!

Country Music Jamboree

Barton Orchard, Poughquag
October 1–2, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
A fun-for-the-family weekend of live country music, apple-picking, hayrides, a petting zoo, and more.

Rufus Wainwright

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
October 1, 8 p.m.
Named one of the great male vocalists of his time, Rufus Wainwright will entertain with his original compositions and covers at Troy’s historic venue.


Basilica Hudson, Hudson
October 5, 8 p.m.
A collaboration between Chosen Family and Basilica brings tunes from jazz pop band Fievel is Glauque and avant-pop group Stereolab to a reclaimed 1880s factory on Front Street.

The Blues Project

Colony, Woodstock
October 6, 8 p.m.
Despite the name, this classic ‘60s and ‘70s NYC band spans genres including jazz, folk, and rock.

Neighbor, Levon Helm Studios
Neighbor, Levon Helm Studios. Photo by Vince Brazen.


Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock
October 7, 6:30 p.m.
Appropriately formed by two childhood neighbors, the soulful, improv-heavy band invites listeners to “see what’s good in the neighborhood.”

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Courtesy of Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band

Colony, Woodstock
October 15, 8 p.m.
With a lust for life and exuberant passion for performance, this band and their genre-hopping catalogue truly has something for everyone.

The Sheepdogs

Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock
October 15, 8 p.m.
Identifiable by their rich harmonies and rounded guitar tones, The Sheepdogs take the stage at Levon Helm Studios for a night of rock and roll. levonhelm.com

123 Andrés

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
October 22, 11 a.m.
Listen to upbeat songs in English and Spanish about things like cooperation, encouragement, and more from this Latin Grammy-winning duo.

Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
October 27, 8 p.m.
This 15-time Grammy nominee and guitarist for Frank Zappa, Whitesnake, and Alcatrazz has some serious talent. With Vai’s extensive hard rock repertoire, this concert guarantees a lively night.

The Bobby Lees

Colony, Woodstock
October 28, 8 p.m.
A hyper-local group (they formed right here in Woodstock!) is set to play a homecoming show to conclude their tour for 2022 album “Dig Your Hips.”

Romantically French: Music of Debussy, Ravel, and Cécile Chaminde

Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter
November 5, 2 p.m.
Explore the diverse collection of turn-of-the-century French music with pianist Joanne Polk, PhD, and lecturer Jeffrey Langford, PhD.

Trouble No More

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
November 11, 8 p.m.
Featuring drummer Nikki Glaspie, western artist Daniel Donato, and more, watch as a group of musicians perform the iconic album “Eat a Peach” by The Allman Brothers Band in its entirety.


HRC Showcase Theatre: The Springvale Armadillo

The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
September 10, 7:30 p.m.
After nearly 70 years, a wrongly institutionalized woman’s shocking secrets are unlocked.

In The Continuum

Shadowland Stages, Ellenville
September 16–October 2
Two young women—living worlds apart in Los Angeles and Zimbabwe—experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of darkly comic, life-altering revelations.

The Lifespan of a Fact

Shadowland Stages, Ellenville
October 7–23
Perfect for writers, editors, and journalists, this comedic play follows Jim Fingal, a recent Harvard grad who fact-checks stories for a literary magazine.

Sugar Skull! A Dia de Meurtos Musical Adventure

The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie
November 7, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
“Coco” fans will like this one: 12-year-old Vita Flores finds herself on a magical journey to unravel the true meaning of Diá de Muertos after a candy skeleton comes to life.

Art Walks

First Fridays
Albany, Catskill, Pine Bush, Nyack, Poughkeepsie, and Saugerties

Second Saturdays
Beacon, Hudson, and Kingston

Third Thursdays
Cold Spring

Last Saturdays

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