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9/11/19 Highlights of this week's edition...

Community events set in Stanford, Hyde Park

Schoolhouse play tops Hyde Park Fall Fest schedule

Kit’s Interactive Theatre will present “One Room School House: An Interactive Play” at 3 p.m. during Hyde Park’s Fall Fest community celebration. Courtesy photo

by Kate Goldsmith

The final preparations are in place for Fall Fest, Hyde Park’s annual community day. Organized by the town’s Recreation Department, Fall Fest is set Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Hackett Hill Park, 59 East Market St., Hyde Park. It is free to community members, who are welcome to enjoy hay rides, face painting, crafts, and performances throughout the afternoon. More than 30 local nonprofit organizations, businesses and vendors will offer useful information – as well as some giveaways.

One of the highlights of this year’s Fall Fest will take place at 3 p.m., when Kit’s Interactive Theatre presents “One Room School House: An Interactive Play.” Enroll in Miss Mabel’s one-room schoolhouse for a taste of 19th-century education. You won’t need your primers or a clean slate to delight in the square dance at the spring jubilee. Fun for ages 5 through adult.

Musical outreach: The Orchestra Now’s new season to begin this weekend

The Orchestra Now opens its season at the Fisher Center this weekend. Photo by Matt Dine

The Orchestra Now (TON), the orchestra and master’s degree program founded by Bard College president, conductor, educator and music historian Leon Botstein, begins its fifth season on Sept. 14. Five different series and three special events will offer 19 diverse programs and 31 performances presenting novel combinations of both time-honored and lesser-known repertoire through May 17, 2020. TON’s performances will take place in the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater, at major venues in New York City and a special program in Stanford, California.

The Orchestra Now’s residency at Bard College’s Fisher Center renews with 13 performances of seven different programs, all conducted by Music Director Botstein. The season opens Sept. 14-15 with the U.S. premiere of Galina Ustvolskaya’s Symphonic Poem No. 1; R. Strauss: Four Songs, Op. 27; and Copland’s Symphony No. 3 (the “Great American Symphony”);
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

ALSO in the Sep 11-17, 2019 issue:

  • Co-working space opens in Bangall
  • Joseph’s Italian Steakhouse re-opens in Hyde Park
  • Huge crowds enjoy ‘community events’ in Millbrook
  • Walk for Hope to honor local doctor/breast cancer patient
  • Dispatches from the VFW: Reflections on a life-changing experience
  • United Way celebrates renovations at historic Poughkeepsie location
  • Hyde Park Community Pages: Spotlight on the Hyde Park Brewing Company

Millbrook Community Day took place on Saturday, Sept. 7. Amy Corso and her son, Luke, won the baking competition with their entry – Ruth Johnson’s Apple Cake. Photo by Curtis Schmidt

In Creative Living:

  • On the Couch with Netflix: ‘White Fang’
  • That’s Italian! Grilled Eggplant Parmagiana
  • County Players’ to present F-U-N musical comedy
  • Hot Tuna 50th Anniversary Tour to make a stop at Bardavon

Hot Tuna (from left, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The duo will be at the Bardavon on Dec. 5. Photo by Erik Kabik

  • Clinton groups set free showing of silent film ‘College’ on Sept. 28
  • Starr Library to host reading and reception for ‘Art from the Inside’ exhibition

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