Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
Orange County Fair – Ongoing throughout the month
New York’s oldest fair features midway rides for all ages, concerts, Friday night fireworks, motorsports events, Lion & Tiger Show, Jungle Habitat Exotic Zoo, Lonestar Revue horse shows, a petting zoo, antique fire truck display, community exhibits, vendors and favorite fair food. Grandstand events include concerts by Manchester Orchestra with Badflower (July 16), AJR with Big Data (July 17) and Night Ranger & Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue (July 18); Dirt Track Racing (July 14); Demolition Derby (July 15); and Monster Truck Show (July 20-21). Fair hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Monday – Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday – Sunday at the fairgrounds at 239 Wisner Ave. in Middletown. For more information including the entertainment schedule, admission and ride specials, and grandstand event tickets, call the fair at 845-343-4826 or visit https://www.orangecountyfair.com.
– XP Camp Sundown – At 10 p.m. the Campbell Hall Firehouse is putting on the yearly XP Camp Sundown in Campbell Hall off Bull Road behind the Hamptonburgh Town Hall. The event is forkids who have xeroderma pigmentosum and can only come out at night, as the sun is harmful to them.For more info on XP go to xps.org. This will be the 23rdyear this event will take place – remember this event is not to be advertised as it is only for these kids and their families – hope to see you there as we put smiles on their faces and remember these kids are from all over the world.
– Free Walk 15 Demo – Next Step Fitness is hosting the Free Walk 15 Demo class from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Town of Montgomery Senior Center at 36 Bridge Street in Montgomery. Come join this fun, low- impact cardio workout walk with great music and easy-to-follow steps. For more info, call Laura at 845-863-4027.
Pizza, Art & Craft Night – The Arc of Orange is hosting a pizza, art and craft night from 5:30-8 p.m. at Campbell Hall Center at 28 Bull Road in Campbell Hall.The mission of The Arc of Orange County is to create a person-centered environment that advocates for and supports people of all ages with unique abilities and challenges so they can live as respected members of the community. For more information, contact Sophia Sofokles at (845) 561-0670 ext. 2134 or email email@example.com.
River Casino Bus Trip – VFW Post 1161 and CWV Post 386 will co-host a bus trip to The Rivers Casino in Schenectady, NY. Everyone is welcome to join in for a day of fun and excitement. Each Person will Receive a $30 package consisting of $20in free slot play and a $10 food coupon, plus a chance to win this trip free. Departure is 8:30 a.m. from the Newburgh Wal-Mart parking lot. The bus will depart for home around 4:30 p.m. To sign up, please call John Raszcewski at 845-562-3705.
Bingo Night – The Arc of Orange is hosting a bingo night from 6-9 p.m. at Campbell Hall Center at 28 Bull Road in Campbell Hall.The mission of The Arc of Orange County is to create a person-centered environment that advocates for and supports people of all ages with unique abilities and challenges so they can live as respected members of the community. For more information, contact Sophia Sofokles at (845) 561-0670 ext. 2134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Aiming to Please at Knox’s Headquarters —From 12-4 p.m., learn about the use of 18th century artillery and how the Americans at New Windsor prepared some of the guns, howitzers and mortars that were used at the siege at Yorktown, Virginia. See the gun fired every half-hour, and if you are ambitious, help drag it into position. For more information please call (845) 561-1765 ext. 22. Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road, at the intersection of Forge Hill Road and Blooming Grove Turnpike (Route 94) in Vails Gate.
– Freedom Fest – Orange County’s Freedom Fest, a free fireworks show with a special salute to our veterans, will be held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park at 211 Route 416 in Montgomery. The show will feature live music from the Black Dirt Bandits and the New York Swing Exchange. Gates open at 4 p.m. For more info, call (845) 615-3830 or visit orangecountygov.com.
– “The Music of John Williams” – The West Point Band will continue its 2018 Music Under the Stars concert series with “The Music of John Williams” at 7:30 p.m. at the scenic Trophy Point Amphitheater. This exciting program features some of the best scores composed for the silver screen, including music from “The Patriot,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park,” “Superman,” “Star Wars” and more—including a guest performance by Staff Sgt. Matthew Evans from the U.S. Army Strings on the haunting violin solo in the Theme from “Schindler’s List.” Bring your family, friends and a picnic, and spend an evening taking in the beautiful views at Trophy Point and the music of the West Point Band.As always, this performance is free and open to all. In the event of inclement weather the performance will move indoors to Eisenhower Hall. No tickets are required, but you may RSVP at http://www.westpointband.com.
For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit http://www.westpointband.com.
Stony Ford Golf Course to host Wine and Nine event on July 29th
Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Jim Brooks announced that the inaugural Stony Ford Wine and Nine Golf Open will be held on Sunday, July 29th at Stony Ford Golf Course.
The event begins at 2 p.m. with a shotgun start. Two local wineries, Warwick Valley Winery and Palaia Winery, will be on-site to offer wine tasting stations on the course during the nine-hole tournament. Stations will be set up at the third, fifth, seventh and ninth tees. Participants may register individually, as a twosome, threesome or foursome. Single players will be matched up with other golfers.
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2018 Herb Day Lecture and Luncheon at Hill Hold set for Tuesday, August 7th
Goshen, N.Y. – The Friends of Hill-Hold and Brick House Museums are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 38th annual “Herb Day Lecture and Luncheon” fundraising event on Tuesday, August 7th.
The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Graham Skea Lodge with a presentation by Master Gardener Patti Martellaro on “Fragrant Herbs for the Kitchen & Crafts”. Then guests will head to Hill-Hold historic homestead for a three-course, herb themed luncheon prepared by The Eagle’s Nest Catering and served under a tent on the front lawn.
Participants will also have an opportunity to win door prizes, bid on items in the Silent Auction and buy a chance to win one of several beautiful herb baskets. There will also be herb plants and merchandise from the Goosetown Gift Shop for sale and everyone is encouraged to take a stroll through the charming colonial herb garden.