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Orange County July 4Orange County, N.Y. (June 28, 2022) – Celebrate Independence Day all weekend in Orange County, N.Y., with fireworks, fairs and history punctuated by the blast of a real cannon. With July 4th falling on a Monday, the celebration of our nation’s birth begins on Friday and continues for four days.

“Orange County, N.Y. is the perfect place to let your patriotism shine, with spectacular fireworks and history lessons that bring the past to life!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “Come for the day, or better yet, stay for the weekend! See for yourself all the fun Orange County has to offer!…

CoachmenFree July Programs at Staatsburgh State Historic Site; July 4, 9 And 17, 1:00pm

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (6/23/22) – In recognition of Independence Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will be offering their program “Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh,” exploring themes of race, freedom, and citizenship, based on recent research into Staatsburgh’s history. Join Historic Interpreter Zachary Veith for a conversation about the long path from enslavement to freedom taken by Black men, women, and children within the context of the Staatsburgh estate, built by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to this special program, the site will be open for mansion tours on July 4.

Washingtons HQ - July 4Newburgh, NY (June 15, 2022) – It’s America’s birthday – and it’s our birthday, too!  Come celebrate July 4th  at  Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, the first publicly owned historic site in the nation, opened on July 4th, 1850.  Do it in an All-American style, too – make a pinwheel! Children and those young at heart are invited to make and decorate pinwheels, and watch their creations flutter in the breezes of the nearby Hudson River.

Hudson Festival OrchestraHudson, NY –The Hudson Festival Orchestra (HFO) will present a magnificent musical event, ”Hudson in Concert: A Community Celebration,” on July 30, 2022. This free community event will occur in the scenic Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

HFO Founder and Artistic Director Gwen Gould commented, “I believe that music and culture can bridge divides and build community. I envision this as an annual musical event bringing area residents together through a live musical celebration of our shared American and diverse cultural heritages in a glorious natural setting on the Hudson River!”

NY-RenFaireOrange County, N.Y. (June 9, 2022) – Summer is here and it’s time for Orange County N.Y.’s fairs and celebrations, which will have revelers looking to the sky for fireworks and fighter jets, to the stages for music of all kinds, and to days past, filled with knights, acrobats and entertainers.

“In summer, the thrills, the family fun and the entertainment in Orange County, N.Y., are endless!” said Amanda Dana, director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “The fairs and festivals here draw families and fans from throughout the region and beyond, all coming for spectacular times and to make treasured memories. From knights on horses to modern military aircraft, we have it all! Come for a full-day event, or make a weekend of it and stay in one of our charming bed & breakfasts!”…

Bayard Rustin WayNyack, N.Y. – June is PRIDE Month, and there are lots of amazing events in store to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Nyack and Rockland County. On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 6pm, the Nyack NAACP, the Rockland County Pride Center, and the Village of Nyack are proud to announce the Street Dedication of Bayard Rustin Way.This special Street Dedication Ceremony is open to the public and will be immediately followed by the Annual Block Party Celebrating the Black LGBTQ+ Community at Hezekiah Easter Square (Main & Cedar Streets).

Orange County UFO FairNew this year: Angry Orchard in Walden Adds ‘Extra-terroirestrial Disco Party!

Orange County, N.Y. (May 31, 2022) – Main Street in Pine Bush will become the hottest spot in the galaxy when the Pine Bush UFO Fair returns on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In its 11th year, the fair is going intergalactic, with more vendors than ever before – 120-plus and counting – offering a multiverse of memorabilia including, paintings, crystals, tchotchkes, T-shirts and foods from across to solar system at booths and stands that will spread onto side streets.

As always, visiting Earthlings and others are welcome, even encouraged, to come in costume.

Cinema in Piazza, 2021 - Alex HoyerScreenings For The Fifth Annual Film Series Will Take Place June 17-19, 2022  

Cold Spring, N.Y. Magazzino Italian Art is pleased to announce the fifth iteration of its annual film series, Cinema in Piazza, presented in partnership with Artecinema and the Cold Spring Film Society. Artecinema is an international festival of films on contemporary art, established in Naples in 1996, curated by Laura Trisorio, which, for several years, has been awarded medals from the President of the Republic of Italy, and the Cold Spring Film Society is a non-profit volunteer-run arts organization based in Cold Spring, NY dedicated to fostering goodwill, community fellowship and appreciation of the moving image arts by screening films in local venues.

Held in the museum’s central courtyard over the course of the June 17-19 weekend from Friday-Sunday, this year’s Cinema in Piazza films will include Melissa McGill’s Red Regatta, Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra’s Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and the late Lina Wertmüller’s Swept Away. …

World War I and the End of the Gilded AgeFree Admission for Veterans and Active Service People

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, at 1:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (5/19/22) —  To commemorate Memorial Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present its special theme tour of the mansion, “World War I and the End of the Gilded Age” on Monday, May 30, at 1:00pm.  Reservations are required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. The cost is $10; $8 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.

All are welcome to join this tour. To honor those who serve, or who have served, in the United States military, The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, the community-led support group of Staatsburgh State Historic Site, will offer free admission to this special tour for veterans, active-duty service people, people in the reserves, and their immediate family members:…

Walkway Over the Hudson logoArea farms and specially curated local products will showcase alongside food and drink purveyors at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Hudson Valley Rail Trail

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Mayfest Farmers and Makers Market showcases a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers – farms, distilleries, breweries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more – at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 12-5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support several local agribusinesses in one location. For complete information, tickets, and a list of participants, visit walkway.org/mayfest.

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