Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 21-22: The difference between the yarns available at chain stores and the yarns brought to the festival is the difference between fast food and fine dining: One will tide you over and fill a need, but the other fills the soul.
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Sunday, Oct. 8: Combining food, music and fun with a sense of heritage and service, this free waterfront festival includes recognition of the Italian Signora and Signore of the Year and a visit from the reigning Miss Italy New York.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 7-8: This fair features fine art, folk art, decorative art, textiles, samplers, weathervanes, English furniture, country furniture, formal furniture, quilts, trade signs, antique and estate jewelry, painted furniture, pottery, silver and garden architectural items presented by 125 dealers.
Fridays-Sundays in Oct.: It’s the same core group of madcap creative types at the New York Renaissance Faire that ratchets up the fear at this award-winning Halloween attraction — considered one of the scariest in the Northeast.
Oct. 12-13: Worldwide, the number of democracies is declining. In America, social and institutional trust has weakened. In this year’s conference, “Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times,” Bard’s Hannah Arendt Center looks at how we got here and what the future may hold.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Have a clove affair with music, chef demos and a cornucopia of garlic-based foods including salsa, hummus, sauce, sausage, pickles, olives, cheese, as well as garlic caramels, fudge and ice cream!
Sunday, Sept. 3: The festival on the Rondout waterfront has bagpipers, food, libations, music, step dancing, storytelling, Celtic wares and more. Plus there will be a Gaelic football and hurling clinic the day before the Hooley at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.
The fair runs through Sunday, August 6.
Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 1-6: B. J. Thomas and Oak Ridge Boys headline this year’s musical offerings.
The next concert takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m., featuring the Wishing on Stars jazz band at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site.