This Weekend in the HV : Jazz Music, Wine, Ribs and Dragon Fighting Knights (read on!)

Don't let them tell you "Summer is coming to an end!" Take it from us - summer has never been better. Check out this great line-up of Hudson Valley happenings that will remind you why 'the livin is easy' when the weather it hot! Consider it an introduction to a series of exciting weekend events....then make plans to GO!

The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival

The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, August 16-19, is a four day event in the Hudson Valley area of NY State. Now into it's third year, festival creator and drummer, Steve Rubin is pleased to present Arturo O'Farrill, Bill Evans, Mark Egan, Adan Nussbaum, Don Braden, Will Calhoun, Bobby Sanabria, Eliot Zigmund and Ralph LaLama in the context of 17 local shows.  This season marks the first self produced performance with a final night at The Sugar Loaf Center of Performing Arts, formerly the Lycian Theatre in Sugar Loaf NY. Most shows are free.

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Hudson Valley August Sangria Festival

August 18th & 19th 2012 12-7 pm

Missed out on the July Sangria Festival? Join us for our 7th annual Hudson Valley August Sangria Festival! Admission $20 includes souvenir wine glass, vineyard and cellar tours, live music, flamenco dancers and samples of our fresh sangria and award-winning wines. Bring your friends and family, sip on some sangria and enjoy the beautiful Hudson Valley. *Wine Club Members receive FREE admission.* The grounds are open until 7pm, with food, additional wine and sangria available for purchase all day long.

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Hudson Valley Rib Fest

Hanaford Supermarkets is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2012 Hudson Valley RibFest. Included in a $5 entry fee is parking, musical entertainment, entry to the contest areas and free re-entry. Children under 12 are free. No pets are permitted on the fairgrounds. Ulster County Fairgrounds249 Libertyville RoadNew Paltz, NY 12561

New York Renaissance Faire

August 18 & 19 - Mike the Knight!

Mike the Knight™ will be making a special trip from his kingdom of Glendragon to visit his fans at the New York Renaissance Faire in time to celebrate the 35th Anniversary season. The young knight- in-training will be at the faire to meet and greet, Mike the Knight storytelling and giveaways, and more throughout the weekend. 600 New York 17ATuxedo Park, NY 1098(845) 351-5174 Games:  Archery, Knife Throw, Axe  Throw, Star Throw, Test O' Strength, Dart Toss, Leapin' Lizards, Chinese Crossbows, Load the Pirate's Cannons & more! Rides:  Dragon Swing, Bedlam Barrel, Crow's Nest, Carousel, and Dream Boats.There is an additional nominal charge for rides and games.

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Seussical the Musical

This enchanting musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss, features many of his most beloved characters: The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Sour Kangaroo, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie la Bird, The Wickersham Brothers, the Whos of Whoville, and many more!

Directed and choreographed by the Hudson Valley's own Joyce A. Presutti, Executive Artistic Director of Just Off Broadway, Inc., with Music and Vocal Direction by Paul O. Davis, Seussical is 80 minutes of great fun and entertainment for all ages! Featuring:

  • Rich Hotaling as The Cat in the Hat
  • AJ Hankins as Horton the Elephant
  • Allison Hightower as Sour Kangaroo
  • Cat Capolupo as Gertrude McFuzz
  • M'Lainie Hunter as Mayzie la Bird
  • Nick Butler as Yertle the Turtle ...
  • and INTRODUCING 9-year-old Jeremy Lanuti as Jojo.

 Performance Dates and Times: Saturday, August 18 11:00AM & 2:00PM

Sunday, August 19 2:00PM & 7:00PM

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