- Bill Perry Day is held every final Sunday in July.
New Windsor Idol Competition
Wednesday, August 8, at 7pm New Windsor Parks and Recreation will host the New Windsor Idol competition outside at the Town Hall bandshell. Guests at the event will get to listen as talented local singers via for a chance to advance to the next round of the competition and ultimately win a $1,000 cash prize.
The next week on August 15 at the same time and place Jason Casterlin will perform. Casterlin is an upstart country artist from the Hudson Valley who plays catchy original songs that stick in your head long after you hear them. He’s been steadily building an audience over the years.
New Windsor Community Day
The fourth annual New Windsor Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 10am to 9pm at the Mount Airy Sports Complex. The event will feature a free kids area with bounce houses and three matches of professional wrestling from Northeast Wrestling. There will also be live music performed all day. The New Windsor Idol Finals will take place at the event. Tim Urban, a finalist from Season 9 of “American Idol”, will perform and Nuts in a Blender, a party band that is an area favorite, will also take the stage. The day’s festivities will draw to a close with a firework display at 8:30pm.
Concert for a Cause
The Chester-based nonprofit Music for Humanity will host a fund raiser on Saturday, October 6, at 7:30pm at the Montgomery Senior Citizen Center at 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery. The concert features two world-class musicians: Gary Schocker on flute and Hugh Sung on piano. This is the main fundraiser for Music for Humanity and will include a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for reserved seating.
Bill Perry Day
Music for Humanity is also involved in hosting the annual Bill Perry Day. The fifth Bill Perry Day took place on Sunday, July 29. The event is held every year on the last Sunday in July at the Bertoni Sculpture Garden in Sugar Loaf. The event was organized to honor the legacy of Bill Perry, a Chester born musician who died at the age of 49 in 2007. Perry became a world class blues guitarist and had thousands of fans and 5 CDs to his credit when he died. This is a free event, from 11:30am to 6pm and features performances from an assortment of musicians including several members of Perry’s band.
Every December the New York Performing Arts Center stages an elaborate production of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker” at Washingtonville High School. Dates have not been set for this year’s performances, but lovers of ballet will not want to miss this holiday classic come December.
The Lycian Centre
The Lycian Centre for The Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf hosts a variety of events throughout the year. During the Theater’s performance season the events range from children’s plays to rock concerts. Performers who have performed at the theater in the past include Jerry Stiller, the Bacon Brothers, and Arlo Guthrie.