Join the "Dutchess on the Move!" Transportation Parade
Dutchess County Heritage Days celebrates 300 years of Democracy in 2013, which began with an October 1713 assembly act giving residents the okay to hold our first local elections. Tourism, along with the Dutchess Heritage Days Committee, has many events celebrating our rich heritage all year long!
One of the biggest is the "Dutchess on the Move!" parade in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 6th at 10:30am. Come join in the fun! We're seeking participants to show how many different modes of transportation have been used over 300 years. Do you have a classic car, truck or motorcycle? Antique farm or military equipment? A boat, or even a horse-drawn carriage? We want you to be in our parade! The annual Hot-Air Balloon festival is the same weekend, July 5-7, sponsored by the Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out more participating and download registration forms at http://www.dcrcoc.org/heritagedays Additional events that weekend include a 5k Freedom Run and a Sharkfest Swim in the Hudson River! Check out other exciting Heritage events, from lectures to reenactments, in our online calendar!
Beacon Rocks 100: A Centennial Musicfest!
Save the date of Saturday, May 18th for Beacon Rocks 100: A Centennial Musicfest! The City of Beacon celebrates turning 100! It starts with a March Through Time: Centennial Celebration Parade, followed by the kick-off festival.
Bring a blanket and enjoy this free outdoor concert starring Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, and hometown hero Pete Seeger & The Rivertown Kids, who won a 2011 Grammy Award. Also performing are Tabernacle of Christ Worship Band; The Beacon All-Stars; The Costellos; Stephen Clair; Talking Machine; Chowderhead; and Bosco and the Storm. It takes place at Beacon Memorial Park on Route 52.
Beacon Open Studios is a city-wide event where 60 artists open their studios for tours on April 20 & 21. If you love furry friends, don't miss the Beacon Barks Parade on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30am. Highlight the past, present and future of the City of Beacon. Check out www.beaconcentennial.org for info!
Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Fisher Center
2013 marks the second decade of the Richard A. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. The schedule includes new, rediscovered, and reimagined works from guest artists, Bard students and faculty.
Bard SummerScape 2013 presents seven brilliant weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, from July 6 - August 18. The 24th annual Bard Music Festival takes a close look at the life, work, and cultural background of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. From ballet to chamber works, from sacred music to symphonies, it explores Stravinsky's renowned career, plus many of his contemporaries' works. Highlights include Sergey Taneyev's Oresteia, an opera based on Aeschylus' tragic Greek trilogy; a theatrical adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company celebrate Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; plus a bold film festival. Who doesn't look forward to cabaret acts at the magical Spiegeltent? It adds up to a festival like no other; SummerScape 2013. http://fishercenter.bard.edu/