Friday, October 19, 2018

Things to do in Upstate NY

Here's a great list of things to do while you stay with us this weekend!

Saugerties Historical Society -
History Day – The Saugerties Historical Society invites you to join them for History Day at the
DuBois-Kiersted House. Come enjoy exhibits on local history and music performed by the Civil
War Group Veterans in a New Field. Free event. Located at the DuBois-Kiersted House, 119 Main
Street Saugerties, NY. 10/20, 11am-2pm.

Saugerties Pro Musica -
Saugerties Pro Musica Concert – Saugerties Pro Musica presents Pianist Olga Gurevich performing:
Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Reminiscenza, op. 38 no.1 Rachmaninoff/Mendelssohn Scherzo from “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream;” Three Preludes and a Polka by Sergei Rachmaninoff Modest
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Olga Gurevich is a concert pianist, chamber musician, and a
piano teacher whose concert appearances in NYC include Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y, plus
she has performed on many of the major concert stages in Italy, Azerbaijan, and Russia, to name
but a few. She is a winner of international piano competitions both in solo and piano four-hand
divisions, and the pianist in residence for Silver Bay String Quartet. Admission for adults is $15,
seniors $12, children and students are free of charge. For more information:
(845) 679-5733. Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY
(Corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street). 10/21, 3pm.

Opus 40
Guided Tours and Half-Price Admission– Opus 40 will offer guided tours by the great grandson of
Harvey Fite on October 13th & October 20th. There will also be half price admission when
mentioning Cultural Heritage Week. While visiting Opus 40, enjoy free local cider and donuts in
their gift shop where there will be specials on merchandise. Admission fee includes visiting the
grounds and the gallery, discounted price - $5/person, $3.5/senior citizens and students, $1.50/child
ages 6-12. For more information please call (845) 246-3400. Opus 40 Gallery, 50 Fite Road,
Saugerties NY 12477. Saturdays, 10/13 & 10/20 11am-5pm, Guided Tours at 11am & 2pm.

Plattekill Historical Preservation Society
Tour Hait Hill Cemetery - The Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will host a cemetery tour in
the old "Hait Hill Cemetery" aka "East Plattekill Methodist Church Cemetery." Join Libbie Werlau
and Shirley Anson as they take you on a tour and speak of those buried in the old cemetery. Please
wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers! Open to the public, free admission. Questions? Call 845-
883-6118. Cemetery located at 993 Milton Turnpike, off of Route 44-55 in Ardonia, NY. 10/20, 1pm.
(If it rains that day, instead of a tour, there will be a power point presentation about that cemetery
at the Historical Society headquarters, 127 Church St. (off Route 32), Plattekill, NY.)

Hudson River Maritime Museum
• The Hudson River Maritime Museum – Visit the Museum during Cultural Heritage Week for a
discounted admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children. See their exhibit, "The Hudson River and
Its Canals" which feature several hands-on activities, including an interactive model of the canals
and locks, as well as a reconstructed interior of a barge family cabin, complete with audio and video
throughout the exhibit. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY. Open daily during Cultural Heritage
Week, 10/12-10/21, 11am-5pm.

D & H Canal Historical Society and Museum -
Free Guided Five Locks Walk – D & H Historical Society will be hosting a free guided tour of the
Five Locks Walk led by Deputy Director for Collections, Bill Merchant. The walk is on a mostly flat
0.5 mile one-way trail along the towpath of the Delaware & Hudson Canal in High Falls. The High
Falls locks (016-20) were built in 1847, as part of a new route designed to accommodate increased
traffic and larger canal boats and this section included a loading quay still visible just past lock 16.
The canal locks were constructed of Shawangunk conglomerate, an indigenous stone. Each lock
measured 90’ long, 15’ wide, and 15’ deep, and provided an average change in elevation of 12.6’. For
more information call 845-687-2000 or email Meet at the D&H Canal
Museum at 23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY. Sunday, 10/21, 2pm-3:30pm.

Visit the Canal Museum - The Canal Museum's exhibits portray the canal’s history and include a
working model of a lock, a life-sized recreated canal boat cabin, a moving model of a gravity railroad
brake car and dioramas of the gravity railroad and canal life, as well as other items. Many tools and
artifacts are on display. For more information call 845-687-9311. Admission for the Museum is $5
for adult non-members, $3 for children. Museum is located at 23 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY.
Museum: 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 10am–4:30pm.

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