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Closing Festivities for Bicentennial

On Saturday, October 13, a burial took place at the Elmendorph to celebrate the closing of Red Hook’s Bicentennial. After remarks by local officials, two five-gallon buckets, made to last a hundred years, were lowered into a hole dug on the Cherry Street side of the Elmendorph Inn and an engraved stone was placed to…

The West Point Band is on for this evening!

For the first time ever in Red Hook, the West Point Concert Band will give a rousing riverbank concert at historic Montgomery Place tonight, Saturday, August 11.  Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and a picnic if you’d like and hope the thunderstorms stay away! Montgomery Place,…

A Day to Remember!

For icing on Red Hook’s Bicentennial cake, nothing could beat last Saturday’s Community Heritage Day at Historic Montgomery Place. More than 3,000 people came from Red Hook and all points of the compass to enjoy an extraordinary celebration of living history, family fun, music, sunshine, fabulous food, games, exhibits, farm machinery old and new, huge…

Come to Community Heritage Day!

Saturday, July 14, 10 am – 5 pm Montgomery Place, Annandale, NY Historic Displays, Demonstrations, Performances and Hands-on Activities Rain Date Sunday July 15th Free Admission and Free Parking. Free bus from Red Hook and Tivoli (see brochure for details). Click the link below to download the full brochure with details: Community Heritage Day Brochure

Come to Community Heritage Day!

Saturday, July 14, 10 am – 5 pm, Montgomery Place, River Road, Annandale Historical Displays, Demonstrations, Performances and Hands-on Activities! Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Buses from Red Hook & Tivoli. Click here for all the details – Community-Heritage-Day-brochure   Last Day for the Puppet Workshops! Free community workshops to build giant puppets and other elements…

Art Galore and More in June!

Two special events on Sunday, June 10: Blithewood Paint-Out and Gardens Tour and Tivoli Walking Tour   Enjoy the flow of brush and color as Red Hook Community Arts Network  (RHCAN – www.rhcan.com) artists capture the Catskills and record the river while painting “en plein-aire” (outdoors in nature) at Blithewood’s beautiful Gilded Age gardens. At 2 p.m. accompany Bessina…

Red Hook Takes the Stage June 2!

Original Musical “The Land, The River, The People” Celebrates Red Hook’s 200 Years Next up on our Bicentennial calendar is a special concert celebrating Red Hook’s history, culture, and enduring love of the land. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, not to be missed — filled with heartwarming music, song, prose and poetry by six world-class…

Bicentennial Bash Begins!

Come One, Come All! “Red Hook Needs You!” went out the clarion call well over a year ago. And from every point in the township, from Annandale and Barrytown in the west, Tivoli in the north, Upper Red Hook in the east, down to Red Hook in the south, the volunteers came.  Not to fight…

Greetings and Happy Bicentennial Year to All!

In a fitting start to this Red Hook’s 200th birthday year, we are pleased to announce that the fabulous Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt top has been shipped this week for final finishing. Under the guidance of Diana Louie of the Village Fabric Shoppe, many volunteers contributed to the project. After unveiling, the quilt is to be…