Jubilant July Events in the Hudson Valley | Festivals | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine

Hope you had an explosive—and safe—Fourth of July weekend! Here are some suggestions for keeping the summer fun flowing throughout your week.

Boos & Brews Tours Return to Haunt New Paltz | through July 31

Back from the grave in New Paltz for each Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in July are the popular Boos & Brews tours of historic Huguenot Street. The walks explore the fabled sites along what’s known as America’s oldest street as the informed guides hold forth about some of the avenue’s macabre and fascinating folk tales and legends. Tickets are $15 ($12 for Huguenot Historical Society members, seniors, students, active military members, and veterans) and entitle visitors to a glass of locally crafted hard cider, beer, or bottled water (additional beverages can also be purchased). Register online.

Concert Comes to Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale | July 6

Inactive as a cement mine since 1970, the storied Widow Jane Mine on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale has since been used as site for growing mushrooms, farming fish, whiskey water source, recording studio, and concert venue. It’s the latter role that will be excavated on July 6 at 7pm when mystical folk artists Holy River and Natasha burrow down for a special musical evening. Limited, sliding-scale tickets are $10-$30 at the gate (cash only). Containers, coolers, and dogs are not allowed, but chairs are recommended.

Kingston Gallery Hosts Talk on Woodstock Sculptors | July 7

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Abastenia St. Leger Eberle
Starting this week, Kingston’s Green Kill gallery will host the monthly lecture series “Seeing in Three Dimensions: Sculptors of the Historic Woodstock Art Colony.” The series, which takes place on first Wednesdays, is produced by Dr. Bruce Weber in cooperation with the Woodstock Art Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) and features four lectures, all of them livestreamed on YouTube. The first installment, on July at 7pm, is titled “The First Wave” and explores the lives and careers of pioneering Woodstock sculptors Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Grace Mott Johnson, Florence Lucius, Myra Musselman-Carr, and Bruno Zimm. Suggested donation is $10. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Swan Song Showing at Greenville Drive-In | July 8

The Greenville Drive-In has really come back in full force with the waning of the dreaded pandemic. The outdoor cinema will screen the new indie comedy Swan Song on July 8 at 9pm. In the film, “retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio, nursing home. But when he gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for Pat to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past—and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. The film is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering oneself—and looking gorgeous while doing so.” Tickets are $15.

Hurley Heritage Museum Readies to Reopen | July 10

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The Hurley Heritage Museum
After a long COVID closure, the Hurley Heritage Museum will reopen for visits and tours on July 10 from noon to 4pm. The museum will host a reception with refreshments and will offer walking tours of Hurley’s historic Main Street at 1pm and 3pm (tours are $5 per person; meet in front of the museum; reservations via the website are advised.) The museum's exhibits currently include “Winslow Homer’s Hurley: An Artist’s View.” Due to changing COVID conditions, the number of visitors to the museum may be limited. Museum hours subsequent to the opening day will be every Saturday from 1 pm to 4pm. Admission is free through the end of October.

David Lopato Trio Jams at Arts Society of Kingston | July 10

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David Lopato
Jazz pianist David Lopato will bring his trio to the Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.) on July 10 for two intimate sets (7:30pm and 9pm). Lopato is the recipient of numerous composition and performance grants and awards that include a Fulbright scholarship to study Javanese gamelan in Indonesia. His most recent two-CD recording, Gendhing for a Spirit Rising, was hailed by DownBeat magazine as “unlike anything you are likely to hear this year (or any year). Lopato’s music is the genuine article.” The David Lopato Trio also features drummer Harvey Sorgen and bassist Ratzo Harris. Tickets are $20 per set.

Beer Festival Brewing at Revel 32 in Poughkeepsie | July 10

Craft beer lovers will be excited to learn about the Lucky Hops x IPA Fest, which will take place at Poughkeepsie event space Revel 32 on July 10 at 1pm. The IPA-inspired beer festival will feature such New York State craft India Pale Ales as Hazy IPA, Double IPA, Milkshake IPA, West Coast IPA, Sour IPA, NEIPA, and more. The menu additionally includes several surprise beer treats and beer competitions. Tipplers will get a custom taster glass and free-range tasting of the selected craft brews under Revel 32’s back-yard beer tent. The event will also feature live music, food trucks, yard games, and more. Tickets are $40 general admission, $60 VIP, or $10 designated driver.

“Music for a Summer’s Evening” Heats Up Newburgh | July 11

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Neil Alexander
On July 11 at 5:30pm, Safe Harbors of the Hudson will present “Music for a Summer’s Evening,” a free outdoor live evening concert on Safe Harbors Green in Newburgh by the contemporary chamber group X Ensemble. The program will feature the recently premiered “Convergence: Series A” by local composer and pianist Neil Alexander and includes other pieces from the group’s repertoire of original and classical compositions. The X Ensemble performs works of living composers as well as arrangements of classic orchestral and chamber music works.

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Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is the arts editor for Chronogram.
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