Music in the Mansion
Each year the Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison hosts a variety of events including the Music in the Mansion concert series. It will kick off in April of 2012 with two intimate recitals performed by Czech soprano Gabriela Mikova. Mikova will perform on Sunday April 8 and again on Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. The performances will take place in the Mansion’s rose garden. Boscobel hosts events throughout the year, from food events and art exhibitions to musical revues.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Also taking place at the Boscobel House is the beloved annual festival which will take place from June through August. Three different productions are staged simultaneously during that time. This year’s shows are “Love’s Labour’s Lost” “Romeo and Juliet” and “The 39 Steps” which is not written by the Bard but is instead based upon the novel by John Buchan and the Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Chapel of Our Lady of Restoration
The Greek Revival style chapel, built in 1833, sits high above the Hudson River and hosts cultural performances from April through December. 2011 featured readings and performances by Mary Gaitskill and the Rob Scheps Core-tet.
Putnam County International Wine & Food Fest
The second annual Putnam County International Wine & Food Fest will take place on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Road, Carmel. The festival offers a fun-filled weekend featuring wine from a variety of wineries, a beer garden, an eco-village, children’s entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and informative cooking demonstrations on both days of the event.
Garrison Art Center Fine Art Crafts Fair
Garrison Art Center’s 43 rd Annual Fine Crafts Fair will take place on August 18 and 19 at the riverfront park at Garrison’s Landing. Located across the river from West Point the fair features a diverse array of handmade work from ceramics to paintings to jewelry and decorative art.
Putnam County 4H Fair
For four decades this country fair has delighted families in Putnam County and beyond. This year’s event take place on July 27, 28, and 29. The event is located at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park 201 Gypsy Trail Road, Carmel, set on beautiful, rolling green lawns. The Fair provides an atmosphere of a day in the country. Billed as a true “country fair” it features Civil and Revolutionary War reenactors, plant sale, animals, livestock show, pony rides, crafts, food, demonstrations antique tractors, hay rides, a country living auction, and much more. As an added attraction there is no charge for parking or admission to the fair.
Cold Spring by Candlelight
Each December, this self-guided walking tour of historic homes and sites is a benefit for Partners with PARC, helping to fund programs and services with people with developmental disabilities in Putnam County. Dip into boutiques and pick up holiday gifts or hop on the trolley to tour the sites in comfort (rides are only 50 cents each). Caroling and holiday music, storytelling, ice carving demonstrations, and a visit from St. Nick himself will get you in the Christmas spirit.