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AUGUST 2021 

NYC 

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Native New Yorkers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will share the stage one last time at NYC’s famed Radio City Music Hall this month.

 

Summer Streets

Summer Streets is a multi-day, annual car-free event held in August. Nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are open for people to play, run, walk, and bike along Park Avenue and its connecting streets. Free public art installations, performances and activities are offered at four Rest Stops along the route.

Rum Festival

Before the Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit in Colonial America, and now an awakening is occurring. Come to the festival to taste 80+ brands and sit in on mixology demonstrations and seminars.

Olympic Viewing Party in the Vineyard

To celebrate the Tokyo Olympics Rooftop Reds is activating its 100% solar-powered, outdoor film screen every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings (as well as Sunday Aug. 8th) from 8pm to midnight throughout the games.

Swing Under the Stars

Head to South Street Seaport on Mondays and enjoy live music, dancing, oysters, cocktails, and water views.

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Celebrating its 15th year, the Jazz Age Lawn Party celebrates the vibrant optimism and inventiveness of The Jazz Age. This trip through time begins with a breezy ride aboard a ferry boat with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Lady Liberty en route to NYC’s hidden gem, Governors Island. Once ashore, a sprawling green awaits, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees, and surrounded by historic architecture. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, the event has been revered year after year by a wide array of families, locals, and tourists.

Gilded Age Tilden Mansion

Join this behind-the-scenes tour of the historic National Arts Club, a private club founded in 1898 dedicated to stimulating, fostering, and promoting public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts. Built in 1844 as the home of New York Governor Samuel Tilden, the mansion became the home of the National Arts Club in 1906.

Creole Food Festival

In a gorgeous, vibrant spot on the Hudson, you'll chow down on indulgent fare that represents a beautiful array of cultures, sip on delectable libations crafted by bartenders providing signature cocktails, watch live cooking demos, dance to live music and much more.

Bob Hope and WWII

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the golden age of comedy with So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II. This special exhibition highlights the legendary performer and his unique role during World War II entertaining troops overseas. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the founding of the United Service Organizations (USO), the exhibition features artifacts, films, and rare photographs to illustrate how Hope helped lift spirits both abroad and on the home front with his USO and radio shows during a dark time in American history. 

Putting Green 

This 18-hole mini golf course is on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each of the 18 holes has been designed by a community partner, including artists and designers, community and school groups, environmental advocacy organizations and public agencies. The designs focus on a broad range of climate change themes including green and blue infrastructure, animal habitat, energy, and emissions. The course encourages players to explore their own role in understanding and solving our climate crisis. All profits will be donated to local organizations addressing climate change in NYC.

Hudson Valley 

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Hike

Five-mile guided hike, tour, and exploration through the historic remnants of the Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water supply system built between 1837 and 1842. Stops include aqueduct ventilators and rare access inside an abandoned weir, or maintenance chamber, which allows a good look at the original aqueduct from the inside.

 

Peach Festival

At Weed Orchards and Winery, enjoy peach and donut peach picking, live music, hayrides, and peach treats like peach sangria, peach burrata salad, peach pie, and peach wine slushies.

 

Renaissance Faire

2021 marks the 44th Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of  Sterling Forest.

Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! Play a game of skill or chance. Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Shop our Marketplace, featuring over 100 Artisans offering the finest in handmade wares.

Monet & Chardonnay

Love the outdoors? The Hudson Valley is home to many beautiful mountains and trails. On Thursday, August 26th at 7:00 pm, we'll be at A Better Place Bar & Grill to guide you step by step on how to paint a scenic landscape that you get to take home. 

 

Outdoor Concerts

Outdoor summer concert series on the front lawn at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center featuring Skye Jazz, Larry Chance and the Earls, Jimmy & the Parrots, and more.

 

Sunflower Festival

Barton Orchards has planted a five-acre field, full of a wide variety of approximately 100,000 sunflowers of varying heights & colors.  Guests can spend the day taking pictures and exploring the field. Afterward, get a bite to eat and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live music surrounded by their beautiful sunflowers!

Family Adventure Tour

The kid-friendly Family Adventure Tours at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy take place on Sundays through September 26. Their guides will engage your kids in a lively exchange about plants, mythology, architecture, sculpture and ruins. Choose from three tours offered in rotation: Walled Garden, Vista through the Ruin Garden, and Temple of Love through the Dell. 


Ulster County Fair

New Paltz hosts the fair which offers concerts, rides, racing pigs, horse shows, fried dough, cotton candy and more.

 

Second Saturday

Second Saturday is a city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. It’s kid friendly and a great way to take the pulse of Beacon.

 

Solar Boat Tours

Join The Hudson River Maritime Museum this season on board Solaris, their 100% solar-powered tour boat and floating classroom, for one of over a dozen themed boat tours happening on the Rondout Creek and Hudson River. Their popular Rondout Lighthouse tours are back (Yes, you can go inside!), plus more fan favorites as well as some new ones.