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Your Complete June Hudson Valley Events Calendar

D’Arcy Simpson Art Works Presents: “Motion Capture” by Gretchen Kelly Art

Description: Join us during Hudson’s Second Saturday Gallery Crawl on October 8th for “Motion Capture,” a new show by Gretchen Kelly. In her new work, Kelly explores the human body’s delicate balance of fluidity and solidity. She writes, “I have no desire to work on a painting over and over–for me, the art I make is about what I can do in that moment in time, what I can capture in seconds. The human figure is always moving, feeling, changing-it is never totally still. The potential of the human body to express is what I am interested in.”

Contact: Ellen D’Arcy Simpson

Masters of Shape: The Lives and Art of American Women Sculptors Art, Lectures

The Hudson Area Library will host Maria Ausherman for a discussion on her new book, ‘Masters of Shape: The Lives and Art of American Women Sculptors’. This inspiring lecture, based on the beautifully illustrated book, chronicles the lives of pioneering women sculptors.
Space is limited. To register, email: programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101

String Busters Benefit Concert at TCCC Music

String Busters, formerly the WMD2 String Band, will generously present another benefit for TCCC on Saturday, October 1st at 4:00 pm. With roots in classic Americana and bluegrass, this acoustic string band sings and plays their instruments – guitar, dobro, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass – even suitcase percussion! – with high energy. Band members Will Demers, Mat Kastner, Dan Bonis, and Ed Spallina are happiest when the audience has as much fun as they do. They broke the fun barrier during last year’s highly successful benefit; we predict an equally rollicking time for one and all this year!

String Busters plays a wide range of musical styles, from blues to bluegrass to country, folk, and more. Known for playing fresh interpretations of well-loved songs, the band also performs its own original material
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door. Bring a lawn chair and picnic, if you’d like! Grounds open at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be available. In case of rain, the concert will be held either in our historic Carriage House or indoors.

Pamphlet Architecture: Visions and Experiments in Architecture at ‘T’ Space Rhinebeck Art

Pamphlet Architecture: Visions and Experiments in Architecture September 4–October 16, 2022 ‘T’ Space is pleased to present Pamphlet Architecture: Visions and Experiments in Architecture, an exhibition showcasing the 40-year history of the publication and recent works by the finalists from the Pamphlet Architecture 37 open call: Catty Dan Zhang, Mark Laverty, Alec McCulloch, Lawrence Blough, and Valeria Herrera. The exhibition is dedicated to Kevin Lippert (1959-2022), a visionary publisher of architecture.

John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

Founding Father John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour. Advance registration is required. $20; $15 members Friends of John Jay Homestead. www.johnjayhomestead.org/events

71st Annual Herb Fair

The Herb Fair is organized by the N.Y. Unit of the Herb Society of America. This year’s program will feature an Herb Table, Bake Table, and Ways and Means table, containing many garden and household items for sale. Deborah Needleman will discuss the art of blending herbs to make teas, and how to use herbs within your home landscape during a 2pm lecture. Several guided tours of the John Jay Herb Garden will be offered throughout the day. Vendors will be selling soaps, teas, jams and sauces, stationary, jewelry, textiles and pottery.

Historical Reenactor: Keeping it Fresh: Colonial Food Preservation

Join reenactor Tom Hunt for a demonstration on what it was like to prepare for winter in the 18th and 19th centuries. From pickling to drying to salting and smoking, Tom will discuss and demonstrate many of the techniques used in early American food preservation. This is an interactive program for all ages.

The Bedford Music Festival Festivals

Enjoy the fall weather and some great live music with performances from artists such as the Grammy-nominated Spin Doctors! All ages welcome. Admission is free. Visit destination393.org for complete details.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Don’t miss Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience! As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, enchanting creatures and magical beasts inspired by the Wizarding World come to life in a spellbinding Forbidden Forest. Now is your chance to see these curious inhabitants illuminated! Embark on a bewitching journey through a misty forest trail full of magic and wonder, and discover unexpected surprises around every corner. Ready your wand and cast spells, come face-to-face with Hippogriffs and Centaurs, and experience breathtaking moments based on scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. After all the excitement, an enchanting village will welcome you with warm food and a blazing fire. Don’t miss this opportunity to step foot into our experience inspired by the wizarding world at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights. Opening hours: Mondays–Sundays, 5:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. (last entry at 9:45 p.m.) Tickets required. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit https://hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/
October 22, 2022 thru January 22, 2023
At FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights 11:00 p.m.


Jay Heritage Center is thrilled that the Fall Family Festival is back – the first Jay Day in three years! It will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from noon to 4pm.
Activities include:
• Three amazing balloon twisters – Revolutionary War swords and butterfly wings are their specialties!
• Hay ride and petting zoo from Bronx Equestrian!
• John Jay stilt walker & juggler — super photo op for the whole family!
• Get an exquisite keepsake portrait of your child with Varin Acevado of Sweet-Silhouette by Varin! These are one-of-a-kind profiles. Only children 10 and under please. Portrait with matting is FREE – framing additional fee.
• Old-fashioned cornhole and ring toss on the Mansion lawn
• Guided tours, scavenger hunts, and geocaching – Why is John Jay one of the seven Founding Fathers? Who was Caesar Valentine? Where did citizens of Rye celebrate the end of the American Revolution? Find our secret geocache spot and win a prize!
• Archaeology with Dr. Eugene Boesch – Hold artifacts in your hand from 4000-year-old projectile points to an 18th century slate pencil used by one of Rye’s earliest students – stay tuned for a list of additional Jay Way vendors!
• Guided tours of the Historic Jay Gardens
• Flower-pounding with Fiona
Tickets are $40 for a Family Pass, $15 for an Individual Ticket
To purchase tickets, please visit our website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ejbcbix0648d16a1&llr=myqbgzdab

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