Rhinebeck in September ~2010

A Salute to Stephen Foster ~ 8 p.m. Friday, September 3

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. George Conrad and Joel Flowers present “The Voice of Days Gone By: Songs of Stephen Collins Foster,” featuring music from the first great American composer from the late 1840’s through 1864. The concert will feature old Foster favorites such as Oh !Susannah, Ring the Banjo, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair and My Old Kentucky Home. Tickets: $18 adults; $16 seniors and children. (845) 876-3080. www.centerforperformingarts.org

Hudson Valley Green Festival ~ Sept 4th 2010 

The Hudson Valley Green Festival is set for Sept. 4 at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site in Staatsburg. Blues Traveler, Amos Lee , John Brown’s Body . The Duke and The King . Brian Goss Band . Mike and Ruthy And More! 15 National, Regional and Local Musical Artists on 2 Stages  Alternative/Sustainable Energy Pavilion Terrapin Restaurant and Catering Food and Local Beer Pavilion Farmer’s Market of Hudson Valley Products (20 on-site vendors)
“Green Beans” Kids Tent

The Hudson Valley Green Festival is a one-day music, alternative energy, food and beverage festival that will bring more awareness to the Hudson Valley and the businesses here who make a difference in improving our quality of life through a greener, eco-minded approach to sustainable living.

Visit for tickets & info www.hudsonvalleygreenfestival.com  or call 800-594-8499.

The Great All-American Audience Participation Magic Show ~ 11 a.m Saturday, September 4

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Audience members will be amazed by their own feats of prestidigitation, through transmittal, transposition, and mind over matter! Magician Andy Weintraub leads this show that’s fun for the whole family. Part of The CENTER’s Saturday Morning Family Series. Tickets: $8 adults; $6 children. (845) 876-3080.

Highlights from the Footlights September 4-5

8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. A Labor Day Weekend favorite — Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company is back with a totally new and delectable edition of Highlights from the Footlights. The best of Broadway, Cabaret and Tin Pan Alley. Very special songs and performances in an elegant, intimate cabaret setting. Tickets: $18 adults; $16 seniors and children. (845) 876-3080.  www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

Mad Dash ~ September 6, 2010.

Please join a few hundred of us for a morning’s run (or walk) in the scenic Rhinebeck countryside on Labor Day, September 6, 2010. There will be 5k and 10k races and a 5k walk over rolling hills and beautiful scenery on a paved road.  There will also be mini-dashes for the kids! Refreshments are served after each race. 

 ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY OUTREACH CHARITIES.

The Church of the Messiah  http://www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org/mad-dash-labor-day-2010/

You can get more information about the race here. If you still have questions, please email Maddashrace@gmail.com .

Pre-Register on line: http://www.baystateevents.com/ (search: Mad Dash) or complete and mail this downloadable entry form

  

Launch Party & Book Discussion:  Scott Ian Barry ~ Castles of New York

RHINEBECK, NY – On Friday, September 10th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a launch party, discussion and signing with Scott Ian Barry, author of Castles of New York, an architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York’s finest castles.

Scott Ian Barry’s award-winning photographs have been published by numerous publications and organizations, including the New York Times, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Sierra Club. His first book, The Kingdom of Wolves, won the Outstanding Science Trade Book Award from the National Science Teachers Association, and Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species won the praise of many, including Robert Redford, Ted Turner, and Tom Brokaw, who called it “a magnificent portrait of one of nature’s most majestic creatures.” His other books include Totems and The Streeter. He currently lives in Rhinebeck, New York. For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com, http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/launch-party-scott-ian-barry-castles-new-york

Proof  ~ September 10-26

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. David Auburn’s Proof, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, tells the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? A CENTERstage Production directed by Nicola Sheara. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors and children. (845) 876-3080.  www.centerforperformingarts.org

Book Discussion: Georgia Pellegrini Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition

RHINEBECK, NY – On Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a discussion and signing with Georgia Pellegrini, author of Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition.

In Food Heroes, Georgia Pellegrini introduces readers to the lively stories of artisanal food devotees such as New York mushroom forager Marion Burroughs, French fig collector Francis Honore, fish missionary Jon Rowley in Washington State, and Ugo Buzzio in New York City, one of the last makers of traditional dry-cured sausages in the United States. Filled with colorful anecdotes, photographs, and recipes, this book offers an accessible introduction to the artisanal food movement, and vicarious living for armchair travelers, food lovers, and others who might wonder what it would be like to drop everything and start an olive farm, or who yearn to make and sell their own clotted cream butter. Thirty-two fantastic recipes follow the profiles, and encourage readers to find their own local suppliers.

Pellegrini has worked in two of New York’s most esteemed restaurants-Gramercy Tavern and Blue Hill at Stone Barns-as well as in one of the premier restaurants in France, La Chassagnette. She currently roams the world, tasting good food and meeting the good people who make it–and writing about them on her popular blog: www.georgiapellegrini.com .  For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com, http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/reading-georgia-pellegrini-food-heroes

The 11th annual Woodstock Film Festival is set for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, in Woodstock, Rhinebeck and Rosendale. Visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com  for information 

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest ~ September 11th & 12th, 2010 Dutchess County Fairgrounds – Rhinebeck, NY http://hudsonvalleywinefest.com/ 

Tickets : Festival Hours: Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm  Wine Tasting Ticket Includes Admission, Tasting Glass and all the wine you care to taste for one price. Food sampling and food concessions are not included in the ticket price.

One Day $30.00 ~ Weekend $50.00 ~ Regular Admission Includes Admission, Free non-alcoholic cold beverages and souvenir tasting glass on exiting the Fest. Food sampling and food concessions are not included in the ticket price.  One Day $15.00 Weekend $25.00 Children Age 12 and Under Admitted Free

Group Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call us for Group Ticket Reservations – 888-687-2517. Group Discount Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be offered at the gate. Besides by car, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is easily accessible via AMTRAK™ which stops at the Rhinecliff Station. This train connects directly to Penn Station, NY City and to Albany, NY. From Rhinecliff, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds is just a short Taxi ride away.

2 for 1 Amtrak™ Fare Special ~ Get 1 Fare free when you purchase 1 Fare for the Hudson Valley Wine Fest weekend! We’ll pick you up at Rhinecliff Station and bring you to the Fest and take you back to meet the train going home.*http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com/transportation.htm

Book Reading: Jenny Nelson ~ Georgia’s Kitchen: A Novel

RHINEBECK, NY – On Friday, September 17th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a reading and signing with Jenny Nelson, author of Georgia’s Kitchen: A Novel Jenny Nelson lives with her husband, twin daughters and dog in Millbrook, NY and Manhattan, where she was editor and producer at iVillage.com, Vogue.com and Style.com. This is her first novel.  For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com, http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/reading-jenny-nelson-georgias-kitchen

Hospital lectures to begin Sept. 21

RHINEBECK: Northern Dutchess Hospital will open its free community lecture series Sept. 21. All lectures will start at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level conference room. Registration is required. The first lecture is called “Surgery for GERD … Without Incisions.” Dr. Brian Binetti will deliver the talk on gastroesophageal reflux disease. Call 877-729-2444 to register.

Book Reading: Matthew Dicks ~ Unexpectedly, Milo: A Nove

RHINEBECK, NY – On Friday, September 24th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a reading and signing with Matthew Dicks, author of Unexpectedly, Milo: A Novel. For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com, http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/matthew-dicks-unexpectedly-milo

Family Book signing:  Alan Katz & Elwood Smith~ Stalling

RHINEBECK, NY – On Saturday, September 25th at 12:00pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a book signing with Alan Katz & Elwood Smith, the author and illustrator of Stalling, a new picture book.

Alan Katz is the author of many seriously silly books for children, including the bestselling Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, illustrated by David Catrow. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their four children. Alan can also be found at www.alankatzbooks.com.    Elwood Smith’s illustrations have appeared regularly in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, and more. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including The Truth about Poop and Gee Whiz: It’s all About Pee by Susan E. Goodman. He lives in Rhinebeck, NY.  For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com, http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/booksigning-alan-katz-elwood-smith-stalling