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  • Tuesday, July 22
    Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part II
    7:15pm. $12, $10 members. Phone: 845-658-8989. Url: http://rosendaletheatre.org.

  • Tuesday, July 22
    Simmons Wildlife
    5:30-6:30pm. Simmons is a celebrated wildlife expert specializing in predators whose appearances include Good Morning America (ABC), The Today Show (NBC), and Good Day, New York (FOX.) He is also a frequent Lecturer at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 1971, he has been studying, raising and lecturing about wild animals. Simmons travels and exhibits with big cats, bear cubs, carnivorous reptiles and birds of prey. This program will include birds of prey, reptiles and a ring-tailed lemur. Phone: 845-255-1255. Url: http://gardinerlibrary.org.

  • Tuesday, July 22
    Early Morning Birders
    7am. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Pre-registration required. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Tuesday, July 22
    Student Scholarship Blood Drive
    This event is hosted by RVHS graduate, Hannah Critchlow of Kerhonkson who will be pursuing a career in nursing. Sponsored by the NY Blood Center, the organization will be giving her scholarship money depending on how many pints of blood are collected. 25-40 pints earns $250 and 40 or more pints provides a $500 scholarship for Critchlow at SUNY Ulster. For more information call 845-443-1993.

  • Wednesday, July 23
    Lecture: Industries of the Hudson River
    7pm. HRMM Curator and Interim ED Allynne Lange talks about the varied and important industrial past of the Hudson Valley. $5 suggested donation. Phone: 845-338-0071. Url: http://hrmm.org.

  • Wednesday, July 23
    Junior Naturalists: Pond Exploration and Blueberries
    10am-1pm. Join park educators to learn all about the animals and insects that live in the ponds and pick delicious blueberries too. We'll take an approximately two-mile long hike to visit two remote ponds where children will use nets to search for animals. When we've had enough fun with the pond, we'll pick wild blueberries until our hands are purple! This program is recommended for six to ten year old children, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Registration required. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Thursday, July 24
    Eastern NY Junior Holstein Show
    9am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Thursday, July 24
    Saugerties in the Hudson River Valley
    6:30pm. Vernon Benjamin, author of The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War, will read from his book. Phone: 845-246-4317. Url: http://saugertiespubliclibrary.org.

  • Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27
    Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith
    Shadowland continues its string of successful farces with this regional premiere. Two hotel rooms, eight doors and a crazy cast of characters propel this crime-based comedy to felonious levels of laughter. Fri-Sat 8pm: $39, Sun 2pm: $34. Phone: 845-647-5511. Url: http://shadowlandtheatre.org.

  • Thursday, July 24
    Junior Naturalists: Trees and Papermaking
    10am-1pm. Trees are one of the most magnificent living things on planet Earth and we'll take some time to get to know them better. Your children will make their own recycled paper from discarded, clean newspaper. Then, as it dries, they'll walk the trails near the Nature Center, learning how to age a tree and making friends with a tree by playing a fun game in the woods. This program is recommended for seven to twelve year old children accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. All registrants should bring a sandwich sized bag of newspaper, ripped into small pieces, approximately the size of cold cereal, with them. This is a messy activity, so participants should wear clothing they don't mind getting soiled. Pre-registration is required. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, July 25
    Arm of the Sea Theater: The Rejuvenary River Circus
    7:30-8:30pm. An allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks & puppet characters. Free, all welcome. Phone: 845-246-9529. Url: http://saugertieshistoricalsociety.com.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, August 3
    Christmas in July Week
    Surprise gift for each child. Jump on Big Apple Bounce pillow. Be a sleuth and play the Farm Scene Investigation (Clue) game and earn an Investigator Badge. Ride the cow train, visit our animals, race pedal carts along NEW track, and more. $10, under three free. Farm birthday parties are great! Phone: 845-883-7825. Email: susan@hurdsfamilyfarm.com. Url: http://hurdsfamilyfarm.com.

  • Friday, July 25
    Kingston Night Market
    6-10pm. Shops, galleries, and restaurants host a mix of fun, art, music, food and wine in the form of Parisian style antique markets. Url: http://kingstonwaterfront.com.

  • Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
    Woodstock Shakespeare Festival 19th Season
    Twelfth Night, one of the bard’s most hilarious comedies is performed by Bird-On-A-Cliff Theatre Company on Woodstock’s outdoor Elizabethan stage. 5pm. Free, $5 suggested donation. Blankets, chairs, picnics welcome. Phone: 845-247-4007. Url: http://birdonacliff.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Recruitment Open House
    11am-2pm. Do you want to make a difference and connect with nature in the process? Join us at the Visitor Center and learn about the Preserve’s many volunteer opportunities including Back Country Patrol, Bike Patrol, Education, Phenology, Photography, Trailkeeping, and more. Light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to volunteers@mohonkpreserve.org or call ext. 1269. Free. Phone: 845-255-0919. Url: http://mohonkpreserve.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Kuumba Dance & Drum
    Along w/Operation Unite. Bring drum or borrow ours. Free for kids; Adults $5. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Drum circle. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, July 26
    Reception. Small Works
    Opening of show of paintings, prints, collage, and mixed media by 20 HV artists. 6-8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

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With its gold-embossed New York State seal, engravings of the first proposed Hudson River crossing and the one constructed, the hand-colored invitation shown below, reads: "The Governor of New York Cordially invites Mr. John F. Wadlin to witness the ceremonies incident to the opening of the Mid Hudson Bridge at Poughkeepsie, New York on Monday the twenty-fifth of August nineteen hundred and thirty between four and five o‘clock p.m. (daylight saving time) at the Poughkeepsie Entrance (foot of Union Street)" John F. Wadlin was the then supervisor of the Town of Lloyd, and was one of Ulster County’s representatives at Read more...

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5 Church St, New Paltz

A 900 sq. ft. suite just for you as the only guests. Private & quiet. Conveniently located near outdoor activities and attractions, wineries, historic sites, golf courses, great restaurants, farms, shopping, etc. King-size bed.  AC, TV/DVD, WiFi and Netflix. Small dining fully stocked for a hearty breakfast to be taken whenever you want.  Home-baked scones and organic eggs are served to your liking at 8 AM.

5 Angel Rd, New Paltz

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12 Church St., Highland

A historic 12 room boutique inn centrally located near many attractions including antiques, museums, arts & crafts, the Mohonk Preserve and the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Only 90 miles from NYC, we are easily accessible by bus, train or car. Call 7am-10pm.

435 Main St, Rosendale

Family owned and operated in the heart of New Paltz. Imported meats & cheeses, catering, prepared foods, gourmet coffees, hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, house-made bread & Gluten Free breads. Indoor & outdoor seating or DELIVERY.

164 Main St, New Paltz

Former Mughal Raj owner is now in Red Hook Curry House Restaurant and Takeout. All your favorites. Traditional Hundi buffet Tuesday & Sunday nights, 5–9:30pm, all you can eat. We have good quality food: 4 stars from Poughkeepsie Journal and Daily Freeman and "Best Indian Restaurant in the October 2005 issue of Hudson Valley magazine. Try our food and we hope you enjoy it.

28 E. Market St, Red Hook

Located in Rhinebeck, Hill offers full service brokerage based on a tradition of listing and selling fine homes, farms and land in No. Dutchess and So. Columbia Counties for over 15 years.

6808 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck

Rent from us and you'll be out over the Hudson River without using any roads or sidewalks. Walkway Over the Hudson is 1.28 miles long and it connects you to miles of paved and unpaved rail trails in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Enjoy the rail trails or our lovely rural roads without the hassle of lugging your bicycle. Those who are physically challenged to walk long distances can rent an electric scooter to partake of the fun on Walkway and the rail trails.

We are conveniently located with direct access to the paved Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the approach to Walkway Over The Hudson.

Bicycles are just $13.89 for the first hour. Scooters are $18.52 for the first hour. Lower rates for longer rentals. Free Parking for bike or scooter renters.

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