Rhinebeck in May

 

April 26th-May 3rd
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Acclaimed actress and singer Lisa Lynds directs an exciting production of “45 Minutes from Broadway,” a musical comedy full of appealing characters including delightful chorus girls, goofy gangsters and the lively music of George M. Cohan! Featuring performers from The CENTER’s Kids on Stage theater program. Saturday at 11 am. Advanced Reservations: $7 children, $9 adults Tickets sold at the, one hour prior to the performance: $6 children, $8 adults.
(845) 876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

May 1st-October 31st
Wilderstein Historic Site;

330 Morton Road
House museum open for guided tours Thursday – Sunday, noon – 4:00pm. Last tour is at 3:30pm. $10 per adult, $9 per senior/student, children under 12 are free. 
845-876-4818  www.wilderstein.org

May 2-4

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association
Car Show & Swap Meet-
 

On the first weekend in May. Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the opening day features 1,000 hot rods, street rods and customized vehicles from the 1920s through the 1970s. On the second day, it showcases 1,200 antique classic and foreign cars. In addition, there is a large automotive flea market, indoor crafts show, swap meet and food court. The Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association, a group of six Hudson Valley car clubs that raises money for local charities, sponsors the show.

Solas An Lae

May 2nd -May 3rd
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Fast-paced, electrically charged dance by Solas An Lae (Light Of Day), Dutchess County’s critically acclaimed Irish dance company. Marvelous dancers demonstrate cutting edge innovation and physicality. Unpredictable and imaginative, featuring three new, progressive works by Deirdre Lowry, Ellen Verdibello and Patrick Brown. A truly delightful and unforgettable experience for the entire family! Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets: $18 adults; $16 seniors & children

www.solasanlae.com/Solas%20An%20lae,%20Light%20Of%20Day.html

(845) 876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

45 Minutes From Broadway With Kids On Stage

May 3rd
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Acclaimed actress and singer Lisa Lynds directs an exciting production of “45 Minutes from Broadway,” a musical comedy full of appealing characters including delightful chorus girls, goofy gangsters and the lively music of George M. Cohan! Featuring performers from The CENTER’s Kids on Stage theater program. Saturday at 11 am. Tickets: $6/$7 children and $8/$9 adults. (845) 876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

The Blue State Blues

May 4th
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Back by popular demand! Rhinebeck composer Duncan Christy returns to perform his original, contemporary political song cycle filled with both fury and hope. Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets: $16 adults; $12 seniors/children.
(845) 876-3080  www.centerforperformingarts.org

Women’s Circles Networking Event

May 6th 
Starr Place
Come meet other local business women and promote your own business. Cocktails start at 5:30 with dinner following. Bring brochures, business cards and flyers.  Shirley Stone 845-876-2194  womenscircles.us

Astor Home For Children 7th Annual Dinner

May 9th 

 Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historical Site
Exciting Program for Astor’s 7th Annual Dinner Event The Astor Home for Children will hold its 7th Annual Dinner on Friday May 9th 2008 at Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historic Site, in Poughkeepsie. This dinner, in celebration of 55 years of service to children and families in the community features an evening of wine pairing, music, dancing and fun. This year, Astor is thrilled to have Anthony Gargiula and his brother Louis perform. Anthony, the youngest person to sing at Carnegie Hall, has been featured on the Today Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show! The evening will also be topped off by dancing to the live music of the Michael Dell Orchestra. Astor will honor former members of the Board, Walter Cadette, Mike Mazzarella and Shawn Pratt for their dedication to Astor and to the community. There will be a live and silent auction of fabulous items, including a three night stay at Napa Valley Amadeus Spa & Salon and a one night stay at historic Orient Inn on Long Island’s North Fork. The two course dinner will be catered by Bridgecreek Caterers, New Paltz and paired with wines from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera & Chateau Frank. Both Bridgecreek and Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera & Chateau Frank have donated generously for this event. Astor would also like to extend a special thanks to its major donors: Rose & Kiernan, Inc., The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and M & T Bank. For more information please call Stephanie Habich at 845-871-1171  –  B. Vos 845-871-1116 
www.astorservices.org

                 

May 9th-May 18th 
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
William Saroyan’s dynamic 1939 drama, the first play to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award. Described as a “gleeful and heartbreaking, tender and hilarious, probing and elusive,” study of patrons at Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon. A CENTERstage presentation directed by David Tass Rodriguez and produced by Lou Trapani. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors & children  (845) 876-3080  www.centerforperformingarts.org

Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market 

May 11th  -November 23rd
Municpal Parking Lot on East Market St
The Hudson Valley’s Premier Farmers’ Market Featuring the Best & Freshest Locally Grown Produce as well as Meats, Cheeses, Bread, Wine, Flowers, Honey and much much more. Special Events and Free Live Music all Season Long. Every Sunday 10am-2pm & Every Thursday from 3-7pm Rain or Shine 

www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com

Sidewalk Sales Days

May 16th – May 18th

Rhinebeck Shopping District
If you haven’t experienced Rhinebeck’s Sidewalk Sales Days – you owe yourself a treat. Browse through some wonderful bargains in designer clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories, special occasion gifts, art and art supplies, books, cosmetics, edible goodies, toys and household items. There’s something for everyone, all discounted, all day.
876-5904 
www.rhinebeckchamber.com

Sleuth

May 23rd  June 1st
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 Tony-Award winning “whodunit,” said to be inspired by noted composer Stephen Sondheim. A CENTERstage presentation directed by New York actor and director Nicola Sheara and produced by Lou Trapani. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors & children 
(845) 876-3080 
www.centerforperformingarts.org

Kosher Family BBQ

Sunday May 25th
12:30pm-2:30pm
At the Red Hook Recreational Park
Under the Pavilion of Fruitbud Drive
Fun! Food! Friends!
For more information call 845-559-9200
or log onto  www.RhinebeckJewishCenter.com

May 24th-25th

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

One of the country’s best antiques shows, reached a milestone in 2006 by celebrating its 30th anniversary as the number one show in New York’s Hudson Valley. We now embark on the next 30 years. The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair will continue to impress and excite it’s customers and keeps them coming back show after show. Great antiques, exceptional antiques dealers, a pristine venue, and the best show management team in the business has insured Rhinebeck its place in the hearts of all who frequent the shows. Continuing our tradition of presenting the best of the best, Rhinebeck will remain fresh, innovative and enticing to antiques lovers of all ages and interests.

www.rhinebeckantiquesfair.com