“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
– L. M. Montgomery
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
College financial aid seminar in Rhinebeck
Wondering how to pay for college without going broke? You’re in luck! Because on Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. at the Starr Library, Stephanie Maura presents “How to Pay for College without Going Broke!” Get a handle on the financial aid system and learn strategies for making it work for you. Registration is required.
The Starr Library is located at 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck. For more information or to register, call (845) 876-4030 or visit https://starrlibrary.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Ritual Circus Theater on Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in New Paltz
Here’s something fun and interesting for tweens, teens and parents: Ritual Circus Theater performing on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. On Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 4 at 1 p.m., the audience walks along the Rail Trail during the performance and encounters spirits, ethereal beings, woodland creatures and humans, flying on silks, spinning fire, drumming, singing and more. Admission is by donation.
The show begins at the Sojourner Truth boat launch area on Plains Road in New Paltz and proceeds along the Rail Trail from there. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1653603444919393/.
Sunrise at Campobello opens in Rhinebeck
Give your family the gift of inspiration by attending this play about one of our two locally sourced presidents! From Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 11 at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, audiences can see Sunrise at Campobello, the Tony Award-winning play about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s struggle with polio, then navigating decisions around how to continue his political career with it.
Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and children under 12 years. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is located at 661 Route 308 in Rhinebeck. For tickets or more information, call (845) 876-3080 or visit https://centerforperformingarts.org.
Halloween season gets underway in Sleepy Hollow
One of the “it” events in the greater Hudson Valley this season is Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country! The festivities kick off this Friday, October 2 and run all month long, and the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze with thousands of illuminated pumpkins continues right into November! There’s nothing like Halloween horror or fun in a historic setting, so check out Horseman’s Hollow, Irving’s “Legend,” Legend behind the “Legend” and the Blaze with your family.
Advance ticketing is advised. For more information about schedules, pricing and venues, visit www.hudsonvalley.org/plan-your-visit/halloween.
Woodstock Film Festival presents Teen Shorts at Bearsville
Cinematic shorts are a enticing way to enjoy the essence of film without making a big time commitment. Made by teens? Even better! Get your tickets now for Teen Shorts at the Woodstock Film Festival on Friday, October 2 at 5 p.m. at the Bearsville Theater. Tickets cost $5, and you’ll see 14 terrific works created by teens, including local filmmakers Jonah Martindale and Ian Krause! Movies range from one to 13 minutes long, and you can connect with the directors after the screening for questions.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
“The Livingstons Get Inked” at Clermont in Germantown
Are your kids totally bored with history? How about changing things up a bit and engaging them in local history with comic art? On Saturday, October 3 from 1 to 3 p.m., come to the opening of the exhibit “The Livingstons Get Inked”: graphic novel works involving Clermont’s Livingston family. The exhibit is free and open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays during the month of October.
The Clermont State Historic Site is located at 1 Clermont Avenue in Germantown. For more information, call (518) 537-4240 or visit https://nysparks.com.