Cornwall Life

MICHAEL FALCO     Publish date 20 September 2019

                    Cornwall’s Annual Fall Festival takes place up & down Main Street this Sunday, September 22. Start time is 10 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine. You never know what special item you will find. A gift for someone else. A gift for yourself! Have something to eat while you are here. Make a day of it. Welcome!

                    While in the Cornwall area you can also check out the Fall Festival this Saturday, September 21, at Palaia Winery. Pick pumpkins, take wagon rides, and play games while the Remedy Band and Swamp Fox perform for your entertainment. Bring your lawn chair. Taste what are described as the best cider donuts, mulled wine, and beer truck around! No coolers. Admission. Children under 12 free. Noon till 6 p.m. Palaia Vineyards are just down Rt. 32 from Cornwall. 845-928-5384.

                    Care to dance? You might snag a last-minute ticket for tonight’s “Remember When Oldies Cruise.” A live band is scheduled to perform the classics on this three-hour Hudson River cruise. Dance the night away to covers of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and more all while aboard an authentic 100-foot Mississippi Paddle Wheeler. Admission. Friday night, September 20, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. River Rose Cruises, sailing from the Newburgh waterfront. 845-562-1067.

                    How about some local theatre? Musical comedy awaits you this weekend via The Playhouse at nearby Museum Village. These are the final performances of a three-weekend run of “9 To 5 – The Dolly Parton Musical.” Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. September 19, 20 & 21 at 8:00 p.m. Added performance on Saturday, Sept 21 at 2 pm. Please note – these stage performances have been selling out! Call for tickets – Box Office: 845- 294-9465.

                    World Rivers Day is upon us on September 22nd! In terms of going green and keeping this beautiful planet green, please consider: If you’re going out fishing along the mighty Hudson River, make sure to keep track of your tackle. Non-biodegradable, nylon fishing lines and nets can easily become tangled in underwater debris, becoming traps for such as otters, diving birds, and turtles. To avoid these potential tangles, please try switching to a biodegradable fishing line rather than traditional lines that do not biodegrade. Further, disposable plastic bags can be taken by a gust of wind into waterways, where they are harmful to fish and deadly to turtles and aquatic life, which mistakes them for food. Rather – bring along reusable containers instead of plastic bags and water bottles when getting out on the river.

                    MATTHEW SOLTIS, of Cornwall-on-Hudson, majored in History and completed a minor in Art at Mount Saint Mary’s College. As a local fine artist, Matthew offers a special insight on the various procedures and processes used in the world’s most historic paintings. Since completing a bachelor’s degree, he has avidly studied the great masters of the Dutch Golden Age, the Renaissance, and the avant-garde styles that came later. Coming up this Tuesday afternoon, September 24, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Matthew is providing a program on the life of Rembrandt through the analysis of his self-portraits. Art historian Matthew Soltis is happy to share his insights on this great master painter. The program commences in the Community Room at the Cornwall Library.

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