Friends of the Farmer Festival: July 19–July 20. Friday, July 19: Hootenany! Farm fundraising dinner with Chef Zakary Pelaccio and Lady Jayne’s Alchemy; fish and game. Copake Country Club. Information at www.friendsofthefarmer.com.
The Millbrook girls blanked Webutuck 6-0 Thursday behind another stellar pitching performance by star, Megan Revay, improving their record to 8-4. Revay has been pitching in most of Millbrook's games so far this season, pairing with catcher, Becky Baldwin to shut down opponents. Thursday was Senior Day for the softball team. Revay struck out 13 batters, not allowing a run. Millbrook has also qualified to play in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League tournament (MHAL). Coach Jillian Montross said the "girls are doing a great job and are looking forward to the tournament." Montross and the girls are still waiting to hear back on whether they have made sectionals this season but their record gives them a good shot.
Millbrook defeated Webutuck 4-2 Thursday, behind a solid pitching performance by Ryan Storey. Storey pitched a complete game, only surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits. Storey also hit a double in the game. Millbrook scored early and didn't surrender their lead the whole game.
Walkway Over the Hudson: walk to help the Barrett Art Center 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie
Riverfest 2012: Beacon Riverfront Park, Red Flynn Drive, Beacon 12508. An all-day event including bands, local food vendors along the river, expecting close to 2,500 people to come out for this event. Starts 11 a.m. Park includes the river pool, playground, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts.
The Walkway Over the Hudson: Bike New York’s Discover Hudson Valley Ride includes five routes: 15, 30, 44, 62 and 100 miles,Ride includes stunning views of Hyde Park and Rhinebeck mansions, county parklands and the river. Well-stocked rest areas, full SAG support and free t-shirt for each participant. Limited to the first 2,500 applicants. Registration before June 6 for adults is $55, $60 after. Youth registration: $30. To register and see start times, which are dependent on mileage, visit: http://www.bikenewyork.org/ride/discover-hudson-valley-ride/ Over the Hudson State Park, 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, 12601
Oblong Books: David Schuyler’s Sanctified Landscape he recounts America’s idealization of the Hudson Valley during the 19th and 20th centuries, 7:30 p.m. 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck (845) 876-0500
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: Celebrate the summer with a fun-filled of arts and crafts, ice cream, tie dye, hula hoops and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. popular kids band, Dog on Fleas performs at the pavilion. $6 per person, add museum admission for an additional $6 per person, to buy in advance (845) 471-0589 event 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie
Olana:Happy Hour at Crossroads Brewing 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 21 Second St, Athens, NY Take the Boat to the Bar with a group across the Hudson-Athens River. The ferry departs promptly at 5 p.m. Tickets: $10 R/T per person, limited availability (518) 828-1872 x102
Walkway Over the Hudson:From Tree Tops to Roof Tops 5k 8 a.m. – noon 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie (845) 454-9649
The Garden Conservancy: Open Days Programexplore the private gardens at Broccoli Hall, open for self-guided tours, rain or shine. Highlights include garden rooms of roses, iris and peonies. 23 Flint Rd, Amenia. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $5 per person, children under 12 free.
Vanderbilt Historical Mansion: New York Heritage weekend (5/19-5/20) kicks-off a new program, At Your Serivce: Behind the Scenes at Vanderbilt Mansion. Guests are assigned the role of a family servant to learn about their place in the meticulous running of the household. Visitors are active participants. Program offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. through October. Advanced reservations required: (845) 229-7770, daily business hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, free for children under 16. 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park
Millbrook Vineyards & Winery: The Taste of Millbrook 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. to support the Millbrook Education Foundation. For taste info, contact (845) 206-8114; For MEF info contact (914) 474-1660 Tickets: $75 per person, $50 of which is tax deductible
LaGrange: Community Day with rides, music, food, craft and organization vendors. Fireworks close the day at dusk. Freedom Park 212 Skidmore Road LaGrange, NY 12540 USA