Calendar of events

Sunday, October 20

Newburgh Literary Festival: How to Tell the Story of Your Life

12:00 AM
Safe Harbors of the Hudson is pleased to announce Newburgh’s first annual Literary Festival. A weekend of literature, leaf peeping and localism in historic Newburgh. The Festival, which will take …

3rd Annual Meadows & Trails 5K and Kid's Dash

12:07 AM
Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to run wild! Enjoy majestic scenery and gorgeous autumn color as you run (or walk!) past muskrat ponds, through tall grass meadows, along wide grassy paths, …

Pancake breakfast

8:00 AM
The Walker Valley Marching Band is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sun. Oct. 20th from 8 am to 12pm in the Walker Valley Firehouse. Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, kids 5-12: $6 and kids 4 and under eat for free! Menu includes eggs to order, pancakes – plain, chocolate chip & blueberry, French toast or waffles, coffee, tea and juice. While you are there check out how you can become a member of this wonderful youth organization

Forest Bathing with Jane Dobson

8:30 AM
Join Jane Dobson, Mindful Outdoor Nature Guide, in the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing.

Fall Foliage Bonanza Hike to Echo Rock at Minnewaska

9:30 AM
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an approximately four-mile round trip walk along two carriage roads to reach the picturesque Echo Rock. Ancient Eastern hemlock trees line the edges of this route, which offers expansive views of the colorful fall foliage. From the top of this scenic lookout, visitors peer down into the pristine Palmaghatt Ravine, where vultures often glide below. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

"No People, No Trees: Four Artists and Abstraction"

11:00 AM
Wired Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition No People, No Trees, Four Artists and Abstraction, featuring artists Kathy Erteman, Deborah Freedman, Lara Giordano, and Pat Travis …

Family Fishing Day,

11:00 AM
Join the Southern Catskill Anglers for a Family Fishing Day, on Sunday, Oct, 20th from 11:00AM - 2:00 PM at 133 Howell St. in Pine Bush. The cost is $5.00 per person, lunch included. Menu: hotdogs, beans, pickles, lemonade/Ice tea, and chips. There will also be a community dessert table for anyone that wishes to bring a treat to share. No fishing license needed! All you need are your chairs, fishing pole and camera. No pole, no problem! We have some for you to use. You must sign up so we can plan on enough food. Let us know if you need poles, also. Fish WILL be caught! If you are interested, e-mail me (Donna) at Any questions, just ask! Sign up by Oct. 17th so enough food will be bought to the day. Spread the word to your friends.

Family Fishing Event

11:00 AM
Southern Catskill Anglers is promoting the sport of fishing to our community!

Plattekill Halloween at Hurds.

12:00 PM
Town of Plattekill presents Halloween at Hurds Family Farm

Yoga Nidra

12:00 PM
The Gardiner Library hosts a monthly Yoga Nidra class with Wendy Blair beginning on Sunday October 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. These Community Rest Circles will occur monthly on the third Sunday and ask for a suggested donation of $10 for the library. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that uses a combination of intention-setting, guided body scan, breath work and imagery as gateways to reducing mental, emotional and physical tensions. Practiced consistently over time, YN provides a way to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase a sense of calm and emotional wellbeing. There will be a brief check-in to start, followed by intention-setting for the experience (that will be woven into the meditation), a 30-45 minute guided mediation, and will conclude with a short period for feedback. Wendy Blair, LCSW-R is a holistic psychotherapist, accredited certified Emotional Freedom Technique/EFT “tapping” practitioner, and a Daring To Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator. For questions, contact Wendy at All classes take place in the library community room. The next class will take place on Sunday November 17. The community room is equipped with T-coil technology for those with compatible hearing aids and cochlear implants. For directions or further information call 255-1255 or visit or the library’s Facebook page.

"Meet the Animals"

1:00 PM
Animal Sponsorships make a rewarding gift. With your sponsorship, you gain a special friend and support the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Best of all, your sponsored animal will remain at the …

Auction and Raffle

1:00 PM
Will Spay Pets Auction and Raffle will be held at the Maybrook Senior Center, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Maybrook on Sunday, October 20, 1 – 5 p.m. $15 admission includes lunch. Reserve your seat now by calling 845-857-7657. You will find Silent, Live auction, raffles, 50/50. Also Art,antiques, show tickets, gift tickets as well as a 26”snow thrower donated by Joe’s Small Engine of Pine Bush.

Taste of Montgomery

1:00 PM
A sample of culinary delights.

Teen Advisory Board

1:30 PM
The Gardiner Library invites teens between the ages of 13 and 18 to join the Teen Advisory Board at the Gardiner Library. The first meeting takes place on Sunday October 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and will continue to meet on the third Sunday of the month. Teen Advisors make things happen! Help with collection development (what books should the library get), program development (design programs teens would like to go to) and assist with upcoming events such as Harry Potter Escape Room, Nerf Gun Fight, Board Game Making, Anime Movie Afternoon, and more. Attendees receive community service hours. Snacks are included, all are welcome.

"In the Time of the Butterflies" at SUNY New Paltz

2:00 PM
The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz is proud to present “In the Time of the Butterflies,” a surreal version of the real-life story of the Mirabal sisters, who inspired a national …

Family Day at The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

2:00 PM
Exhibition-inspired activities for children and their families in conjunction with Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019 We will be joined by exhibiting artist Roberta Ziemba who will …

The Challenge of Climate Change in the Hudson Valley

2:00 PM
Experts from the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston will be the featured speakers for the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands on Sunday afternoon, October 20 at 2 p.m. at the organization's headquarters, 189 Montgomery Street. Inside the old Crawford House where a local 19th century ship captain, David Crawford, once watched the approaching weather from his portico overlooking the Hudson, members and guests will come to understand the timeline of local weather fronts and climate changes through the decades

Sean the Prankster: MAGIC SHOW!

3:00 PM
Join us for a family magic & comedy show! Sean “The Prankster” Magician; both a performer and producer of shows all over the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Humanists

6:00 PM
Professor Irwin Sperber of the Sociology Department at SUNY New Paltz will highlight the linkages among socialism, humanism and democratic institutions. Professor Sperber’s main areas of interest are environmental policy and public health. He is an associate editor of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, an international journal devoted to radical ecology.

Dark Side Of Marlboro Walking Tour

6:30 PM
Drownings, jailbreaks, murders, a spiritualist conman? It didn’t happen in Marlboro! …Or did it?