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10 Things to Do in the Hudson Valley this June

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Sustainability

One Fair

After outgrowing Basilica Hudson, the second annual One Fair sustainability conference will be held in Kingston's Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center on June 8. Founded with the intention to inspire conscious connection, the fair boasts an impressive lineup of renewable energy businesses and advocates in areas like solar, passive home design, geothermal, electric vehicles, gardening and permaculture, and waste management. Industry experts will be on hand to educate and engage the community with hopes of catalyzing a larger systemic change. The fair also offers fun activities and art installations to keep the kids entertained while parents geek out over green energy. 10am-6pm. Free. Theonefair.com

Food & Drink

Stormville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

More than 15 food trucks will land on the tarmac of the Stormville Airport for the Stormville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival on June 8, offering BBQ and American, Greek, Italian, and Mexican food. The festival will also have an artisan market with arts and crafts and specialty foods as well as a Car Show flaunting over 60 spiffy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The festival offers plenty of entertainment from bouncy houses and face painting for children to helicopter rides for big kids. Stop by for home brew competitions, food truck face-offs, and a horse show. The family-friendly event will have a kids' zone and corn hole tournament plus live music and plenty of outdoor space to lay out a blanket for a food truck picnic. 11am-5pm. $5. Stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

Music

Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

The sixth annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival returns, bringing a week of music that connects the local community with talented artists and charities like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, WhyHunger, and Light of Day. From June 19 to June 23, the German Masonic Park, on the border of Rockland and Bergen counties, will rock out with high-profile country headliners like Steve Earle & The Dukes and John Prine, and a stacked lineup of other acts like the Willie Nile Band, Donna the Buffalo, and Joe Purdy. If you were born in the year of 1969, you will get in for free in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. $53-$81. Rocklandmusicfestival.com

Food & Drink

Cider Week Hudson Valley

From northern Westchester to Albany, over 18 craft cideries will participate in Cider Week Hudson Valley, an initiative launched by Glynwood in 2010 to promote the burgeoning industry. Festivities will kick off on Friday, June 6 with a '90s Dance Party at Pennings Cidery. Then through June 16, participate in on-farm cider tours, tastings, and events like Doc's Cider Trivia Night and the Father's Day Pig Roast Cider Party at Brooklyn Cider House, while you meet  cider makers, learn about pairing cider and food, and hone your taste preferences. June 7-16. Ciderweekhv.com/hv

Art

Mount Tremper Arts

This contemporary art lab space in the Catskills kicks off its 12th season on June 15 with a series of eight new experimental performances—deeply rooted in collaboration and activism. Over 25 artists working in a variety of disciplines including Stephanie Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum, Ballez, and Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers. On June 15 at 8pm, David Thomson, Julie Tolentino, Mariana Valencia, Takahiro Yamamoto, and Mlondi Zondi perform "Marking the Occasion," exploring the intersection of text and performance in a collaborative dance-writing event. Mounttremperarts.org

Theater

The Trip to Bountiful

A veteran screenwriter from the Golden Age of Television and the man responsible for adapting Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird for film, Horton Foote pocketed a Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, and a laundry list of other recognitions before passing away in 2009. His teleplay, "The Trip to Bountiful," aired on NBC in 1953 and was so well-received that a year later, the lead actors reprised their roles in a Broadway adaptation. "Bountiful" tells the story of Carrie Watts, who escapes an oppressive living situation with her meek son and hateful, controlling daughter-in-law to visit her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time. Watts meets many people along the way, but must ultimately reckon with deep disappointment of a changed hometown. The Actors' Ensemble will bring Foote's play to life at PS21 in Chatham, in a production directed by Ted Pugh. June 1-9. $10-$25. Ps21chatham.org

Film

Asbury Shorts Film Concert at Rosendale Theater

Asbury Shorts USA, New York City's longest running short-film exhibition, celebrates the best in American and international film on the big screen once again in Rosendale. On June 7, the Rosendale Theater will host this popular event as it has done for the past nine consecutive years. The night will feature a collection of short movies including Oscar nominees, US Film Festival "Best of Show" winners, and revered international shorts from the past and present. While the festival features comedies, dramas, and animated films, organizers encourage attendees to be at least 16 years or older. This year's special treat will be a rare viewing of the globally acclaimed documentary Food City: Feast of Five Boroughs, where New York filmmakers Lars Fuchs and Matthew Fleishman cook dinner only with food cultivated in New York City. 7:30pm. Rosendaletheatre.org

Sport

Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS)

HITS, the nationally recognized leader in hunter/jumper horse shows, begins its season in Saugerties this month. After a successful winter season in Arizona, Florida, and California, HITS once again brings riders of all ages and experience to test their skills in world-class competition. The HITS Saugerties Spring Series will feature three consecutive weeks of Fédération Equestre Internationale CSI2 competitions and National Open Jumper classes. The series will showcase the top-tier horses in both the FEI and National categories for the entire tour. Additionally, those interested will have opportunities to sell and purchase competition horses on-site. HITSShows.com

Art

Poughkeepsie Open Studios

The fifth annual Poughkeepsie Open Studios aims to bridge the gap between your favorite local artists and the public one again this June. This self-guided walking tour around the City of Poughkeepsie will expose you to the best in local literature, history, food and artistic performances: some even including audience participation. This free event will bring you to numerous art studios, both pop-up and permanent, within the city where you can explore and converse with artists about their inspiration, creative process and the media utilize. Some of the creatives featured at the event will include John Breiner, Lynne James, Sean Bowen, and Charles Geiger. Each artist involved lives in Poughkeepsie or have ties to the area. The event will take place on June 15 and 16, 1-5pm. Poughkeepsieopenstudios.org

Craft

Rhinebeck Crafts Festival

Over 200 creative crafters will descend upon the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, in late June, to celebrate everything handmade. In the heart of the Hudson Valley, the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival serves as a shopping exposition for contemporary fine crafts and art. Enjoy number of gourmet foods and tastings from multiple distilleries and wineries while the kids watch a puppet show and the stilt-walkers. There will also be a number of crafting demonstrations, including interior design, and music from the top schools in the US courtesy of Classical Oasis. On June 22, the festival will take place from 10am to 6pm and on June 23 from 10am to 5pm. General admission tickets are on sale for $10, seniors pay $9, and children pay $6.

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