September 17. This day-long ambient music festival is set to be held in and around the Village of New Paltz and features electronic and experimental musicians from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Artists scheduled at the time of this writing include Cowboy and Indian, Okkoto, the Beaux Eaux Trio, Rothwell and Mariette Papic, David Mecionis, Frogwell, and Oneiromantix. "Instead of presenting a traditional concert experience, Quiet Village provides a sonic environment that one can sit and listen to, use as a background for other activities, or simply be a sound field that one passes through," explains organizer Bob Lukomski. Check website for updated schedule. Free. New Paltz.