Tag: Hillsdale

The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour, Sep 21


The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour is Saturday, September 21 through the sponsor towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale. This community event is a non-competitive ride, and perfect for both the casual as well as committed cyclist. Whether you enjoy a simple ride with your family, or you are an experienced dedicated cyclist, the Ramble offers something for everyone.

Screen Shot 2019-09-16 at 7.41.49 PMThis year there are six routes to choose from (10, 18, 25, 35, 50 miles and the new – 100km or 62.5 miles) on quiet country roads in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley & Taconic foothills you’ve ever seen.

The Ramble is run by volunteers, and the goal is to share the pleasure of riding through our scenic countryside, while raising money to support and extend the Harlem Valley Rail Trail for bikers, joggers, walkers & everyone.

While the ride is free, donations for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail are encouraged. Funds raised will be used to connect the trail from Copake Falls to Hillsdale, and then continue north. The Rail Trail is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path built on the railbed of the old Harlem Line of the New York Central Railroad.

You MUST wear a helmet to participate in the Ramble. Junior registrants (those under 18 years old) must bring a hardcopy of the registration form, signed by a parent or guardian.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 / Check-in starts at 7:30am

The 100KM and 50 mile routes start first at 8:30 AM, the 10 mile route leaves last at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

All Rides Start & Stop at Copake Memorial Park
305 Mountain View Road
Copake, NY 12516

Free. Online Registration Deadline is Friday, Sep 20 at 5pm




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Roeliff Jansen Library’s 3rd Annual Community Picnic, Aug 11

Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library, is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Community Picnic this Sunday.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 / 12 – 3pm

Free and Open to All

Roeliff Jansen Library
9091 Rt 22
PO Box 669
Hillsdale, NY 12529



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The Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, Aug 2 – 4, 2019

The Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival returns to Hillsdale this weekend.  Each summer Hillsdale hosts this three day music festival and camping experience. 2019 is the festival’s 31st year, and the fun starts on Friday, and goes to Sunday. In addition to the music, the festival will also have vendors, food, crafts, and on-site camping.

Pre-Fest TASTINGS DAY and Farm Market on Thursday, August 1nd. Early Camping opens this afternoon (Wednesday, July 31st) .

Confirmed performers for the 2019 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival:

Andrew VanNorstrand F/S/S, Annie & the Hedonists Sat, Annie Wenz F/S/S, Beth Molaro F/S/S, Beth Nielsen Chapman F/S, Bettman & Halpin F/S/S, BoDeans Sat, Buddy System F/S/S, Carolann Solebello S/S, Crys Matthews F/S/S, Emma’s Revolution F/S/S, The Falcon Ridge House Band (Mark Dann, Eric Lee, Radoslav Lorkovic) F/S/S, The Gaslight Tinkers F/S/S, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus F/S/S, Hoopoe F/S/S, The Ivy Vine Players F/S/S, Jim & Madeline Christensen F/S/S, Justin Farren S/S, Kathryn Wedderburn F/S/S, Kerri Powers S/S, Low Lily F/S, Martyn Joseph F/S/S, Michael Allman & the Mile High Band Sun, Mid-City Aces S/S, Mustard’s Retreat F/S/S, Nerissa & Katryna Nields F/S/S, Pamela Means Band F/S, Patti O’Brien Melita F/S/S, Paul Rosenberg F/S/S, Pete’s Posse F/S/S, Quarter Horse S/S, The Rowan Brothers F/S/S, Ryanhood F/S/S, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams F/S/S, Stephen Kellogg F/S/S, The Storycrafters F/S/S, Tame Rutabaga F/S/S.

The 2019 Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap will feature Martyn Joseph, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Stephen Kellogg and Crys Matthews.

The full performance schedule is available here.

August 2 – 4, 2019

Pre-fest Tasting and Farmer’s Market 2pm -7pm Thursday, August 1st.

Main Stage: Friday noon – midnight, Saturday noon – midnight, Sunday 11am – 6:30pm

Dance Stage: Friday 2pm – 2am, Saturday 10am – 2am, Sunday 10am – 6pm

Workshop Stage: Friday 5 – 6:30pm, Saturday 10am – 6:30pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm

Family Stage: Friday 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturday 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 5:30pm

Activities 4 Kids: open Friday – Sunday for kids of all ages.

The festival ends Sunday at 6:30pm.


  • 3 Day Festival Ticket with Camping: $200.00
  • 3 Day Festival Ticket No Camping: $155.00

Note: All 3 day tickets include Pre-Fest Thursday admission.

Single Day Tickets (No Camping):

Thursday Pre-Fest August 1st: $20.00
Friday August 2nd: $50.00
Saturday August 3rd: $60.00
Sunday August 4th: $45.00

Children & Teens Pricing:

Children 12 & under: FREE ADMISSION
Age 13 – 18: 3 Day Festival Ticket with Camping: $95.00
Age 13 – 18: 3 Day Festival Ticket No Camping: $65.00
Students, Seniors, and Military Discounts at Gate

Students / Seniors over 65 / Military: $10 off of any single-day ticket at gate ONLY with valid ID

Dodds Farm
44 County Road 7D
Hillsdale, NY



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Open House & Dedication of The Mills at Green Hole, Jul 27


This Saturday, there will be an Open House & Dedication of a new historical marker of the Mills at Green Hole.

Step back in time & visit a historic 1700’s water-powered mill complex – including a saw mill, cider mill, blacksmith and woodworking shop – all powered by the on-site stream & Waterfalls!

The Mills at Green Hole are a fully operational small complex of historic water mills set amidst the beauty of the iconic Hudson Valley, 2 miles South of The Village of Philmont, New York. The mills are currently home to a water powered sawmill, cider mill, woodworking shop and blacksmith/machine shop.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 / 4pm

The Mills at Green Hole
2136 County Route 11
Hillsdale, NY 12529



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The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala, “A Party in the Park,” Jun 8

The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library, “A Party in the Park,” will be held next Saturday at the Roeliff Jansen Park. The 10th Annual Gala will celebrate Charlotte Shutts, a life-long Roe Jan resident, who has been a valued Library volunteer for 15 years. Shutts served as Secretary of the Friends and then President for six years. She can be found at the Library circulation desk every Friday morning.

As always there will be great food from local chefs and restaurants to enjoy with tasty wines. Music will be provided by Kris Jensen’s Swinging All-Stars with vocalist Wanda Houston, presenting American Songbook selections.

Popular Gala fundraising traditions returning this year include a raffle basket, valued at $1,000. The “Hygge=Comfort” basket features a super-soft throw, a copy of “The Year of Living Danishly,” and assorted items and gift certificates.

The silent auction will include over 75 items and experiences. Information on silent auction items is on view now at the library. You can also leave an absentee bid for items at the library.

The live auction, presided over by Copake Auction’s auctioneer Seth Fallon, will include tickets to Disney’s “Frozen” on Broadway, front row seats to ABC’s “The View,” a weekend stay at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, and three entirely different priceless culinary experiences provided by noted chefs.

Those who wish to honor this year’s honoree, Charlotte Shutts, can add a message to be featured in the on-screen tribute at the Gala. Forms for doing this are available at the library and HERE.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 5pm – 7:30pm

Gala Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased online HERE, or at the library.

Roeliff Jansen Park – Harvest Barn
9140 NY Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529



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