In and Around Rhinebeck October ~ 2010

Fall Festivals, U-Pick’em Farms, Leaf Peeping, Haunted Houses and more!Montgomery Place Orchards Farm Market : Pick-your-own fruit, farm market, orchard/tour hayrides, historic home and estate open for tours, woodland trails and hiking  Annandale, NY Rt. 103 (3 miles north of Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge) 845-758-6338. Wonderland Farm : We are a 100 acre farm located in Rhinebeck, NY.  We grow produce in season, pumpkins, and Christmas trees. 191 White Schoolhouse Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-6760.  Cedar Heights Orchard,  located on Crosby Lane in  Rhinebeck 845-876 3231 Looking for more in the valley ~ check out this great guide from Experience the Hudson Valley!  Tourism Guide Fall/Winter Edition features information on Apple and Pumpkin picking as well as Haunted Happenings.  Pick up a copy of the guide at tourism destinations all over the Hudson Valley or view the interactive guide online  Hudson Valley U-Pick’em Farms, Markets, Orchards

Works by Karl Volk 

October 1, 2010 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm  Show runs through end of October. Morton Memorial Library & Community House 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, NY 12574 (845) 876-2903

Apple Festival

October 2nd Fresh baked apple pies, crafts & more. 11am–3pm, rain or shine. Rhinebeck Reformed Church 6368 Mill St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 ~ 845-876-3727

Career Fair

October 2nd Northern Dutchess Exposure–A Career Fair & Business Expo. Regional businesses showcase their services & products w/workshops & panel discussions. Noon–6pm. Organized by Red Hook Chamber of Commerce.  Bard College, Bertelsmann Campus Ctr. 30 Campus Rd. Annandale, NY 12504 845-758-0824

Fall Festival & Flea Market

October 2nd “Junque boutique,” vendors, crafts, music, homemade baked goods, & more! 9am–3pm. Third Evangelical Lutheran Church 31 Livingston St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 ~ 845-876-8180

Music on the Hill

October 2nd Music, food, & more: weather permitting. 3–7pm.. Baptist Home at Brookmeade 198 State Rt. 308 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-8536 Donations to benefit Baptist Home

Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival…

Dutchess County Fairgrounds October 2nd & 3rd!! Along with a vast variety of exquisite arts and crafts, there will be gourmet foods, wine tastings, Farmer’s Market, and children’s activities including a petting zoo, hands-on demonstrations, pumpkin painting, carriage rides and more! Something for everyone – come join the fun!

American Brass Quartet

October 3rd Pre-concert talk 3:30pm; concert at 4pm. Early music by Stoltzer, Widmann, Troilo, and Brade; contemporary compositions by Snow, Gureckis & Ewazen. $25. Organized by Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society. Church of the Messiah 6436 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-2870

Autumn Event To Benefit Wilderstein Historic Site

The pleasure of your company is requested at a Celebratory Luncheon on the Wilderstein Verandah Honoring   J. WINTHROP ALDRICH Founding Board President Wilderstein Historic Site   Twelve-thirty in the afternoon Sunday, October 3, 2010  Tickets  $250   All proceeds to support the stewardship of Wilderstein’s buildings, landscape and collections

Wilderstein Luncheon

October 3rd Call for details. Wilderstein Historic Site 330 Morton Rd. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-4818

Morton Library and Random Artists Present…  Morton Artspace Mornings

First Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Morton Hall, Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. We are an informal group of artists and aspiring artists creating art in the warm and inspiring atmosphere of the community room in Morton Library.  Please bring your own art supplies and refreshments, and join us for this relaxing get-together to create, learn, share, or muse.  Donations for the library are appreciated.   Our first gathering will take place on October 2, 2010.  For more information, please contact Joanne Gelb at or 845-876-8799.

Continuing Education Classes Dear Community Members, To save taxpayer money this year the Continuing Education flyer isn’t being mailed to your homes. A postcard was sent indicating how you can access the course information and registration on-line!  For a direct link to the website information use the following link  to find course descriptions and registration form.   Need a paper copy mailed to you?  Call 871-5500 ext. 5510 or e-mail our continuing education director Alison Vaccarino at and leave your name and mailing address


Thursdays, October 7 & 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The LACAN READING GROUP and the Morton Memorial Library will host an INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF JACQUES LACAN. Presented by Dr. Anna McLellan In Morton Hall at Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street,  Rhinecliff, NY Since 2001 the Morton Memorial Library has hosted the ongoing project of reading the Seminars of Lacan, in the process amassing a significant collection of translations of the works of Lacan available to us here in English. Anna McLellan is a member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association; she has a private practice in Rhinecliff and New York City.  For information call 845 876-5800.

Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

More than 200 exhibitors display furniture, folk art, decorative objects & more. Food court, free parking. Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. $9. Food court, free parking & delivery service. Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rt. 9 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-1989  

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

October 8th – 10th CENTERstage production directed by Andy Weintraub. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm. $20/$18. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck 661 Rt. 308 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-3080

Pigeon Show

All day, all breed. Dutchess Co. Fairgrounds 6550 Springbrook Ave Rhinebeck, NY 12572 For more info :

Cherlyn Lavagnino Dance

October 9th – 10th Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. Kaatsbaan. Tivoli. $25 reserved; $10 student rush at door. Kaatsbaan International Dance Ctr.
120 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583 845-757-5106

Fall Foliage Fundraiser for Morton Memorial Library and Community House

 Sunday, October 10, 2010 A Delightful Cruise on the Hudson on the “Teal” To Benefit Rhinecliff’s Morton Library Limited seating — book early by calling 845-876-2903 or write $65 per person (no children under 8, please) to Morton Memorial Library, P.O. Box 157, Rhinecliff, NY  12574.  Cost includes luncheon and beverages on board and dessert at a beautiful riverfront home.  Boat departs Rhinecliff Dock at noon; check in at 11:45 a.m.; dress for fall weather on the river!  Thanks to all of our sponsors!  Hope to see you at this great Morton event!

Charity Luncheon

October 14th 11:30am–1pm. Soup, sandwich & dessert: $6. All proceeds benefit local charities. Take-out available.  Church of the Messiah 6436 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-3533

Hann Cabaret Show

October 15th 7:30pm. $25 reserved; $10 student rush at door. Kaatsbaan International Dance Ctr. 120 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583 845-757-5106


October 16th Opening reception for show of black & white photos by Phyllis Marsteller. 4–6pm. Montgomery Row, 2nd level 6422 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-0543

Plein Air Paint-Out

October 16th Artists paint from 9am–3pm; Public viewing & reception 4–5:15pm; live auction 5:30–7:30pm; silent auction 4–7:45pm. Organized by Barrett Art Ctr.  Church of the Messiah 6436 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-471-2550


October 16th – 17th ALWAYS THE THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN OCTOBER! The Festival takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.  NO PETS ALLOWED! – PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME – THANK YOU!  

Importance of Denning’s Point

Talk/slide show by Jim Heron. 7:30pm. Organized by Rhinebeck Historical Society.  Starr Library 68 W. Market St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Book Sale

October 22nd – 24th. Starr Library 68 W. Market St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-4030

Soul Survival

October 22nd –24th  A Conference Exploring the Evidence of Life After Death Is there an afterlife, or evidence of past lives? Can departed spirits communicate with the living? What awaits us on the other side? This special gathering—a favorite at Omega for many years—is an extraordinary opportunity for you to explore the answers to these questions with some of the leaders in soul survival, past-life regression therapy, reincarnation, communication with the deceased, and the afterlife. Omega is located at 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3252

Intro to Facebook

Learn how to create a personal profile, adjust settings, share articles, photos & videos, control your newsfeed & protect your pritacy. Bring your laptop! Taught by Kerry Karvetski. Pre-registration required. Starr Library 68 W. Market St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-4030

Paul De Angelis Kennedy Reading

October 23rd About Town co-publisher & author of just-released Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief, Letters November 1963. 7:30pm. Oblong Books & Music 6422 Montgomery St Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-0500

Buglisi Dance Theatre

October 23rd -24th Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm. $25 reserved; $10 student rush at door. Kaatsbaan International Dance Ctr. 120 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583 845-757-5106

Science isn’t all test tubes and beakers.

Join athletes and educators, families and members of the Rhinebeck community on October 30th for a day of body and brains in action, built around an epic Soccer/Dodgeball Tournament for all ages. 

Dust off your cleats, pull together a team, and sign up to play!

We are seeking teams at every level: elementary, middle, and high school players are invited to take part.  Players compete in BOTH sports, testing their agility, strength, and skill at soccer and dodgeball.  Fill out the attached team entry form–and register today.

The Tournament is just one element of RSF Discovery 2010: The Science of Sports

The focus for this year’s Discovery Event is on the wonder of physical movement in the world. Think active learning squared. Over a dozen presenters will invite participants to explore the physiology and mechanics of sports. Discover how science, technology, and engineering explain and make possible – the games we love to play. For more information or to register online visit:

Wilderstein Landscape Day

Help prepare gardens & trails for winter. 8:30am. Wilderstein Historic Site 330 Morton Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-4818

Catskill Corn Maze is open!

Thursday and Friday Saturday  10 am – 10 pm  Sunday, Monday 10 am – Dark , Tuesday Nov 2 noon- 5 pm,  Thursday Nov 11 noon – 5pm Sept 22-September 24-25 Sukkot-we are open 26, 27 and 28 Full Moon Adventure (open till midnight) Month of October: Pumpkin picking & hay rides for the whole month ~ October 22-23: Full Moon Adventure (open till’ midnight) ~ October 29, 30,31: Halloween Finale-Maze will be haunted in the evening ~November 2: Election Day open noon – 5 pm ~ November 11:  Veteran’s Day open noon – 5 pm

Free Drive-In Movies! Catskill Corn Maze will be showing movies during the months of September and October. Cost of admission is free. We will have a snack bar for your convenience. Movies begin at dark. Each night we have a large bonfire for you to enjoy.

Find out more!