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Each year on the second Saturday in July, known as Stone House Day, the owners of some of Hurley’s most historic buildings (which include some of America’s oldest stone houses) throw their doors open for our enjoyment. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 9, it’s your chance to pay a visit and inspect the stone houses’ fascinating interiors at your leisure during Hurley’s 66th annual Stone House Day. Pictured above: An old coal stove that has been modified to use electricity in the residence used for shooting the Dustin Hoffman-Jessica Lange film Tootsie. This home will be open for Stone House Day. (Courtesy of Stone House Day)

Stone House Day in Hurley on Saturday

Unlike the stone houses on New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street, which are kept open to the public on a regular basis as a living museum, the 230-to-330-year-old dwellings of Hurley’s Dutch settlers are…

Dion Ogust | Almananc Weekly

Kids’ Almanac: Take the Chef Challenge, be a balloonatic & pass the pierogies

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   FRIDAY, JULY 8 Dutchess County Hot Air Balloon Festival Whether you go up, up and away in your beautiful…

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Vladimir Feltsman and the genesis of PianoSummer

For three weeks in July, gifted young musicians from all over the world come to SUNY-New Paltz to study at the PianoSummer Institute, run by Vladimir Feltsman, the world-renowned, Russian-born pianist who made his debut at…

(Photo by Mookie Forcella)

Independence days: July 4 weekend activities

View fireworks from Walkway over the Hudson this Saturday For one of the most spectacular positions from which to see the City of Poughkeepsie’s Independence Day fireworks display, the Walkway over the Hudson State…

Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls hosts July Jamboree

Each summer all the two-legged and four-legged folks at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary welcome visitors to the July Jamboree Festival, where you can meet more than 300 rescued farm animals and enjoy award-winning…

Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the first broadcast from his study in the FDR Library on Labor Day in 1941 declaring ,"We shall do everything in our power to crush Hitler and his Nazi forces." (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum)

FDR Library in Hyde Park turns 75

When construction began back in 1939 on America’s first Presidential Library, our nation and our president were still resisting involvement in the conflicts raging in Europe and Southeast Asia. But for America and…

Talise Trevigne as Iris in the Bard SummerScape Production of Iris | Photo by Todd Norwood

SummerScape launches seven weeks of Puccini

Among the most anticipated summer pleasures of the mid-Hudson Valley is Bard SummerScape, which uses a celebration of a different particular classical composer each year as an excuse to unlock a treasure chest…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 30-July 7)

“Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages.” – President George Washington   Revolt with the Huguenots, stalk some butterflies, watch fire-eaters at play, get a vegan tattoo   Kudos: Ulster County…

On the Rondout in Kingston by the restaurant Ole Savannah (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Saturday is Hudson River Day in Kingston

Does the arrival of sultry summer weather make you dream of getaways to charming harbor towns where you can stroll the waterfront, enjoy the breeze and watch the boats go by? When you…

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Kids’ Almanac (June 23-30)

Go fish for free, design a cookie, ride a steamboat or dig for diamonds   “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a…

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