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12504, Music Festival, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Bard Music Festival, History of the Festival, history of music, vocal recital, piano recital, Concerts, preconcert talks, orchestral concerts, chamber, choral music performances Bard Music Festival at Fisher Center

845-758-7900 
  The Bard Music Festival is located at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 in Dutchess County.

From Bard Music Festival

    History of the Festival "The Bard Music Festival was founded in 1990 to promote new ways of understanding and presenting the history of music to a contemporary audience. Each year, a single composer is chosen as the main subject. The biography of the composer, the influences and consequences of that composer's achievement, and all aspects of the musical culture surrounding the time and place of the composer's life are explored. Perhaps the most important dimensions of the festival are the ways in which it links music to the worlds of literature, painting, theater, philosophy, and politics and brings two kinds of audience together: those with a long history of interest in concert life and first-time listeners, who find the festival an ideal place to learn about and enjoy the riches of our musical past.

"The festival also seeks to bridge the worlds of performance and scholarship in new and exciting ways. As a result of this collaboration, each concert is curated and the concert format varies, so that different genres and instrumental groupings appear in a single program, breaking the mold of the standard vocal recital, piano recital, or quartet concert. Concerts are complemented by informative preconcert talks, panel discussions by renowned musicians and scholars, and special events. In addition, each season Princeton University Press publishes a book of essays, translations, and correspondence relating to the festival’s central figure.

"The Bard Music Festival weekends include orchestral concerts by the American Symphony Orchestra, chamber and choral music performances, panel discussions, and lectures by noted scholars."

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About Applefest, Hudson Valley, Village of Warwick, Top 100 Events, one-day event, Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment, festival, Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations, Things To Do and See at the Festival Applefest Festival

845-987-8300 
 

About Applefest
Located in the Hudson Valley
Village of Warwick, New York

Admission is FREE

Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration to support the Warwick Valley Community Center. Named one of the “Top 100 Events” in the country, over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Warwick Valley Community Center. Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations.

Things To Do and See at the Festival

  • Over 200 craft vendors
  • Dozens of food vendors
  • 50 local non-profit exhibitors
  • Music & entertainment on several stages all day
  • Children’s Carnival
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Walk to Village shops, restaurants & businesses
  • Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices for sale)
  • Applefest Visitor's Guide
    An updated Applefest Visitors’ Guide will be posted on the website before Applefest next fall, and will also be available for free at the festival.

    This 32-page booklet contains schedules of Applefest events, transportation information, directories for craft/food vendors, wineries, u-pick apples, a user-friendly map of the festival area, ads for local businesses and more.

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    Music & Environmental Festival, Top 4 Music Festivals in the US, Folk Festival, good music, About Clearwater, Clean Water Act, the Hudson River Park Act, removal of PCB’s from the Hudson, America’s Environmental Flagship, Clearwater Environmental Clearwater's Hudson River Festival

     
     

    Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
    A Music & Environmental Festival

    Clearwater Environmental Organization

    • "One of the Top 4 Music Festivals in the U.S."
      Outside Magazine,

    • "Clearwater is everything a Folk Festival should be; good music, good people and good fun.You'll find your community is bigger when you leave than when you came.",
      Ani DiFranco

    • "Playing Clearwater was one of the most fulfilling experiences I've had in music. I feel lucky to have been invited.",
      Josh Ritter

    About Clearwater
    "Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit, member- supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. In 1966, folk music legend and environmental activist Pete Seeger, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, announced plans to “build a boat to save the river”. At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river, where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Inspired by that vision, the 106-feet-long tall ship Clearwater was built and launched in 1969. The sloop was among the first vessels in the U.S. to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship, virtually creating the template by which such programs are conducted around the world today.

    "Since the launch of the Clearwater, more than 430,000 young people and hundreds of thousands of adults have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem—fish, invertebrates, water chemistry and ecological principals—aboard the sloop. Clearwater’s environmental education programs now serve more than 15,000 students annually, and the organization also educates over 200 teachers each year through SUNY New Paltz, Pace University and other institutions. Clearwater’s members have helped advocate for the Clean Water Act, the Hudson River Park Act and removal of PCB’s from the Hudson.

    "The Clearwater has become America’s Environmental Flagship, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 for its role in the environmental movement. Each summer, Clearwater re-connects Hudson Valley residents with their cultural heritage and traditions by bringing them down to the river for the Great Hudson River Revival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival. The organization and its local sloop clubs also sponsor smaller local riverfront festivals throughout the year. Clearwater’s unique approach to public outreach has made the Clearwater a symbol of grassroots action through hands-on learning, music and celebration."

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    12572, County Fair, Rhinebeck NY, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley, fairgrounds, county fair in New York State, farm animals, agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays Dutchess County Fair

    845-876-4000 
      Dutchess County Fair is located on Route 9, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 160 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.

    The fairgrounds become an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, thrill a minute excitement is experienced, and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The tradition of excellence that has been the Dutchess County Fair for over 160 years offers something for everyone and creates memorable moments that are cherished for a lifetime.

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    Rhinebeck, Antiques Fair, Dutchess Valley County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY, Antiques Fair, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Dutchess County, Hudson River Valley Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

    845-876-1989 
      The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair is located on Route 9 at the Dutchess Valley County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck NY in Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. This very popular Antiques Fair has been running for over 30 years and offers a summer show and a fall show. The show is held entirely indoors on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds; free parking, extensive food court, and on-site delivery service available.

    Press blue button or call 845-876-2515 for exact dates.

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    12572, Sheep & Wool Festival, Dutchess City Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY, activities and attractions, kids and adults, many activities, Activities for Children, Magic, Petting Zoo, Kiddie Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Child Bouncy Slide Sheep and Wool Festival

     
      The NYS Sheep & Wool Festival is located at The Dutchess City Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck NY 12572, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. The New York Sheep and Wool Festival offer activities and attractions for kids and adults. In addition to viewing the different breeds of animals, families can participate in many activities.

    Activities for Children (previous festivals) included:
      Sheep Dog Trials
      A sheepdog trial course tests a dogs ability to do the various jobs a sheepdog will see on the farm. Sheep may need to be gathered from the pasture, or moved about the farm or sorted and penned.

      Magic, Music & Ventriloquism
      Fantastic magic, great sounding music and just an awesome display of ventriloquism.

      Mad Science
      Mad Science is the worlds leading science enrichment provider, delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.

      Dutchess County Sheriff K-9 Demonstration
      Experience first hand how the K-9 unit of the Dutchess County Sheriff Department apprehends criminals by using the canine senses of smell. Your child my even be called to help the officers during their demonstration.

      Leaping Lama Contest
      Come see these 6 foot lamas challenge each other and defy gravity! Who will leap the highest? Who will take home the first place ribbon? You can not miss this example of sportsmanship.

      Two by Two Petting Zoo
      Kiddie Rides
      Pumpkin Patch
      Make a Scarecrow
      Farm Market and Pumpkin Painting
      Hula Hoop Sheep Toss
      Animal Alley
      Child Bouncy Slide
      Putt-putt Golf
      Hay Maze and Scavenger Hunt

    Press blue button for this year's Sheep & Wool Festival schedule, including children's activities and fun for kids attractions.

    Transportation by Train

      Take the Amtrak to Rhinecliff, followed by an approximate 5 minute taxi ride.

      Take the MTA Metro North to Poughkeepsie, followed by an approximate 45 minute taxi ride.

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