RHINEBECK ~ AN AUGUST PLACE TO BE!

Spiegeltent At Bard from July 6th to August 19th
Location: Bard College
Imported from Belgium, the Spiegeltent brings a bit of Old World charm, fun, and craftsmanship to SummerScape’s world. This year SummerScape offers a special treat by bringing SpiegelMaster Ken Roht and his Orphean Circus to take charge of the festivities. Called “a demented blend of lowbudget Ziegfeld Follies and an earth-bound Cirque du Soleil,” the Orphean Circus is a surreal music/dance theater, a colorful pageant of costumed performers with a dash of the German expressionist avant-garde. Roht, a beloved performer in Los Angeles and around the country, is highly acclaimed for his enticing blend of art and spectacle. Along with sensational cabaret, musical, and late-night performances, the Spiegeltent offers perfect casual summer fare featuring the best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer. From burgers made of locally raised beef to specialty entrees, salads, desserts, and libations from the finest regional farms, vineyards, and breweries, the fare at the Spiegeltent is sure to please all palates. Seating will be available indoors and out. Thursday–Sunday 5:30–7:30 pm Dining 8:30 pm Cabaret 10 pm SpiegelClub Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Family Fare, Cabaret, and more . . . All seating is general admission.
For more information: 845-758-7900
You can also visit www.fishercenter.bard.edu

“5 Dispatches From The Hungry Synapse” from July 23rd to August 26th
Location: Montgomery Row Second Level, 6423 Montgomery St.
A solo exhibition of 22 giclee or Digital C Print photographs by Dan Morse. Monday – Sunday 9am – 6pm.
For more information: 845.876.6670
You can also visit www.montgomeryrow.com

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum from July 27th to August 19th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
July 27 – August 19 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 3 PM $22 adults; $20 seniors & children One of the funniest musicals ever written – light, fast-paced, witty and irreverent – a non-stop laugh-fest – unforgettable zany characters, an uproarious, perfectly constructed book by Larry Gelbart (“MASH” and “City Of Angels”) and Burt Shevelove, and witty Stephen Sondheim songs. An UP IN ONE PRODUCTION, directed by Diana di Grandi & Laurie Sepe Marder.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Eco-Mornings At Staatsburgh from July 30th to August 3rd
Location: Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck
Environmental Education Program. 9am-1pm. Hands-on activities about the history, geography, biology and ecology of the Hudson River and its environs. Enrollment cost $75 per week. Space is limited, reservations required.
For more information: 845-889-8851
You can also visit www.staatsburgh.org

The Court Jester from August 2nd to August 12th
Location: Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St. (Rt. 9) Rhinebeck
Cocoon Theatre presents Young Actors Summer Workshop production of “THE COURT JESTER” based on the 1950’s movie starring Danny Kaye – a hilarious story of intrigue, poison drinks, mistaken identities, dueling knights & more! Performed by ages 13-18 with adults. Aug. 2-12 Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 7 pm. and Sun. at 3 pm. Tickets: $10 Cocoon Theatre is locate at 6384 Mill St. (Rt. 9) in Rhinebeck (directly across from the Beekman Arms) reserve by phone – seating is limited – pay at the door by cash or check 845-876-6470 http://www.cocoontheatre.org CONTACT: Marguerite San Millan: 876-6470
For more information: Marguerite San Millan: 845-876-6470
You can also visit www.cocoontheatre.org

Cinderella By Tanglewood Marionettes from August 4th to August 11th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
A classic fairy tale told with wit and style by the Tanglewood Marionettes. Set in the 18th century and featuring lavishly costumed marionettes with beautiful sets and music. Tickets sold at the door 1 hour prior to performance: $6/kids; $8/ adults. Advanced Reservations: $7/kids; $9/adults plus $0.75 processing fee per ticket. (845) 876-3080.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Cinderella By Kids On Stage from August 4th to August 11th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
This timeless, musical tale, brought to life by RPA’s own Kids on Stage, features characters who have delighted generations of children, plus a few surprises. Directed by Diana di Grandi Tickets sold at the door 1 hour prior to performance: $6/kids; $8/ adults. Advanced Reservations: $7/kids; $9/adults plus $0.75 processing fee per ticket. (845) 876-3080.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Summer 5k Trail Race on August 9th
Location: Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd (Rte.9), Poughkeepsie
6 p.m.
For more information: 845-454-4500
You can also visit www.morsehistoricsite.org

The 3rd Annual Rhinecliff Waterfront Day on August 11th
Location: Rhinecliff Dock, Rhinecliff
11:00am to 5:00pm. Ride and tour a US Coast Guard Ship. Entertainment, live music, special events and exhibits, games, contests, kids’ stuff, vendors and food. (Volunteers and exhibitors/vendors still needed – contact Jennifer at 876-1125).
For more information: 876-7728, Alison Vaccarino

Sidewalk Sales Days from August 17th to August 19th
Location: Downtown Rhinebeck
A great tradition, a wonderful opportunity. Find amazing bargains among the Village of Rhinebeck’s stores — including gifts, apparel, antiques, jewelry, wine, cigars, toys, treats and sweets, gourmet food, housewares and much, much more.
For more information: 845-876-5904
You can also visit www.rhinebeckchamber.com

Terrapin Restaurant’s Spanish Fiesta on August 17th
Location: Terrapin Catering in Staatsburg
Enjoy Spanish wines paired with a 3-course Nuevo-Latino meal and beats from the Hudson Valley’s premiere Latin band, Soñando. 6:30-11:30PM – $59/person (not including tax or gratuity).
For more information: 845.876.3330
You can also visit www.terrapinrestaurant.com

Sylvia Markson’s Magic Trunk Show on August 18th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
Professional ventriloquist, Sylvia Markson will captivate you with her comical cast of colorful characters. You’ll meet a hilarious hip Latino opossum, fall in love with an adorable baby dinosaur, and watch a mysterious picture come to life. Lots of audience participation and surprises! Tickets sold at the door 1 hour prior to performance: $6/kids; $8/ adults. Advanced Reservations: $7/kids; $9/adults plus $0.75 processing fee per ticket. (845) 876-3080.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Dutchess County Fair from August 21st to August 26th
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
162nd Year. Second largest agricultural event in New York State. Over 300 commercial exhibitors, over 1600 animals for judging. Great American Midways and Carnival Rides. Live music, crafts demonstrations, continual entertainment. Enormous food court. Please contact the Fairgrounds for more information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit www.dutchessfair.com

Princess Of The Nile from August 23rd to August 26th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
August 23 – 26 Thursday, Friday, Saturday,7PM Sunday 3PM Tickets $12 adults, $10 kids and seniors BRAND NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL – written especially for children! Just as the Feast of the Pharaoh is to begin, a pair of beautiful, delicate golden slippers has been stolen from the palace. A search is on, and a nation’s destiny is at stake. An enchanting Cinderella tale, retold in ancient Egypt. Book and songs by Barbara Rankin. Wonderful family entertainment – be sure to bring the kids! A CENTERstage production.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Civil War Living History Weekend from August 24th to August 25th
Location: Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd (Rte.9), Poughkeepsie
For more information: 845-454-4500
You can also visit www.morsehistoricsite.org

Princess Of The Nile on August 25th
Location: The Center for Peforming Arts at Rhinebeck
An original musical by Barbara Rankin, this enchanting Cinderella tale is retold in Ancient Egypt with an exciting cast of characters: a kindly old wealthy merchant, a trio of ill-tempered Egyptian scheming ladies, an earnest young Pharaoh and his clever right-hand man, and of course, a kind and beautiful young servant girl who yearns for her heart’s greatest wishes! With a charming score of delightful songs and music. Tickets sold at the door 1 hour prior to performance: $6/kids; $8/ adults. Advanced Reservations: $7/kids; $9/adults plus $0.75 processing fee per ticket. (845) 876-3080.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org