West Point, Arlington High bands in collaborative concert
WHAT: Collaborative concert featuring the West Point Band WHEN: Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Arlington High School, 1157 state Route 55, LaGrangeville
DETAILS: The West Point Band and the Arlington High School Wind Ensemble will perform some of the best traditional and contemporary wind band music. Under the direction of Rich Guillen, the Arlington High Wind Ensemble will kick off the concert with Vaughn Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite,” before combining with the West Point Band for a performance of Percy Grainger’s “Children’s March.” West Point Band Commander and Conductor Col. Andrew Esch will lead the West Point Band through the rest of the performance, which will include pieces such as David Maslanka’s “Morning Star,” Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Arumque” and the final movement of Michael Daugherty’s “Brooklyn Bridge,” featuring clarinetist Staff Sgt. Sam Ross. Admission is free, and the concert is open to all.
CONTACT: Call (845) 938-2617 or visit westpointband.com for more information.
New Paltz Chamber offers Golf Outing, Networking Day
WHAT: New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing and Networking Day WHEN: Oct. 21 at noon
WHERE: New Paltz Golf Course, 215 Huguenot St., New Paltz
DETAILS: The chamber’s Golf Outing and Networking Day will feature nine holes of golf, followed by a cocktail party at Upstairs on 9 Café. Along with golf and the cocktail party, there will be a barbecue and prizes (closetto-pin, longest drive, etc.). There will also be a cash bar on and off the course. The cost for golf is $85 per person, $75 per person for chamber members. The cost for the cocktail party only is $30, $25 for chamber members. Online prepaid registration is required.
CONTACT: Call (845) 255-0243 or visit newpaltzchamber.org to register or for more information.
Moonwalk takes place Oct. 21 at Hudson Valley Rail Trail
WHAT: October Moonwalk WHEN: Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Hudson Valley Rail Depot, 101 New Paltz Road, Highland
DETAILS: The guided moonwalk will feature light snacks, beverages and a bonfire. Registration is at 7 p.m. From the depot, the walk will go westward to Tony Williams Park and return to the depot for light refreshments. Featured events include the Highland High School Theater Club presenting “Our Town of Lloyd: A Walk Through History” along Hudson Valley Rail Train beginning at 7 p.m. Professional storyteller Jonathan Heiles will begin telling stories at 8 p.m. around the bonfire. The entrance fee is $5, with children ages 6 and under free. Bring flashlights, but pets, bikes and scooters are not allowed on the walk. The event will take place rain or moonshine.
CONTACT: Visit hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net or on Facebook at facebook.com/hudsonvalley. railtrail or call (845) 691-6313 for more information.
Museum will host lecture on water quality
WHAT: Lecture, “A Tale of Three Creeks: Using Community Science to Improve Water Quality in the Hudson River Watershed” WHEN: Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Riverport Wooden Boat School at Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston
DETAILS: Riverkeeper’s Dan Shapley will speak as part of the museum’s Lecture Series. Shapley, who has won numerous awards writing about the Hudson Valley environment, will focus on communications and advocacy related to the findings of the community science research model used for collecting water quality data. A donation of $5 is suggested.
CONTACT: Call (845) 338-0071, ext. 15, or visit hrmm.org or the museum’s Facebook page.
Ceremony will mark nature preserve’s opening
WHAT: Ribbon cutting to open nature preserve WHEN: Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Scenic Hudson High Banks Preserve, 132 River Road (county Route 24), Ulster Park
DETAILS: Project donors, public officials and other project supporters will join Scenic Hudson in a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the organization’s newest public park, Scenic Hudson High Banks Preserve. Encompassing 287 acres, the preserve will offer new opportunities for town residents and visitors to engage in outdoor recreation while exploring the land’s remarkably diverse natural features. Following the ribbon cutting, familyfriendly hikes and activities are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Call Scenic Hudson at (845) 473-4440 or visit scenichudson.org for more information.