Stormville Flea Market, Renaissance Faire, others announced summer dates
If traffic is any indication, the summer of 2021 is starting to look a lot more like it was before the pandemic. With the end of the restrictions, more and more people are returning to the movies, outdoor concerts, and fairs and festivals that recently announced return dates. Here are a few to add to your calendar now.
As always, if you’re unsure, check each site’s website for security protocols and restrictions.
Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, May 29-31
The biannual market, which started 40 years ago, returns to Memorial Day Weekend, in a new location. From Saturday to Monday, May 29 and 31, the open-air market will feature more than 150 artists and sworn creators – from artists and photographers to ceramists, jewelers, carpenters, fiber artists, suppliers of craft drinks and culinary specialties, manufacturers of ‘apothecaries, and more. The fair will take place at the Field of Dreams in Ulster, opposite the Ulster County Fairgrounds. Tickets cost between $ 8 and $ 13 for a three-day pass. Buy at quailhollow.com/tc-events/woodstock
Hudson Boat Tours Memorial Day Weekend
The Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston once again offers themed boat tours of the Hudson River and Rondout Creek starting Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to take part in popular cruises to the Rondout Lighthouse as well as excursions focusing on topics such as the Hudson River area’s industrial waterfront, bird watching and sites of local wrecks. A calendar of themes and dates for the museum’s boat trips is available online at hrmm.org or call the museum at 845-338-0071.
Stormville Flea Market, May 29-30
Find everything from antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts to new merchandise. The flea market will follow the guidelines and regulations of federal, state and local laws and will require all sellers and customers to follow them as well. Free entry and parking, but no animals. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, visit stormvilleairportfleamarket.com
Yorktown Summer Film Series, June 10
The Yorktown summer film series returns to Jefferson Valley Mall on June 10 and Veteran’s Field on July 8 and August 12. Visitors must register online. Registration begins one week before the film. Tickets cost $ 5 per vehicle for Yorktown residents and $ 20 for non-residents. For more information and to see which films will be screened, visit yorktownny.org.
Playland reopens June 26
After being closed for the 2020 season, this Rye amusement park, which still has seven of its original rides, including the iconic Dragon Coaster, Derby Chaser ride and carousel, will reopen to the public. Find prices, timetables and more at playlandpark.org
Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 26-27
The organized shopping event features contemporary arts and crafts from more than 200 American manufacturers. Find original clothes, accessories and jewelry; ceramic, glass, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media; and fine arts, painting, printmaking, drawing and photography. Food, concessions and entertainment. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27. $ 10; seniors (62 and over) $ 9; children 6 to 16 $ 4. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, artrider.com.
Jazz concerts, July 7
Jazz Forum Arts is back with its free concerts: 32 free outdoor summer concerts at five regular venues along the Hudson River: Dobbs Ferry, Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Ossining. The shows will take place from July 7 to August. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in all places. Go to jazzforumarts.org for the schedule.
White Plains Performing Arts Center, July 10
After a one-year closure, the White Plains Performing Arts Center is reopening for three in-person events this summer. âRock ‘N Radio: Music’s Greatest Hits,â 8 pm July 10; “The Spouse Whisperer, 8 p.m. on July 24 (comedian Mark Cordes examines the ups and downs of dating, relationships, marriage, divorce) and” John Lloyd Young Jukebox Hero, “8 p.m. on August 28. Young is the Tony and Grammy Award. winning Frankie Valli of the “Jersey Boys” on Broadway. Jukebox Hero is a celebration of classic hits from the 50s and 60s presented in the authentic acoustic style of the original rock ‘n’ roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. For tickets and more info, go to wppac.com or call 914-328-1600.
Orange County Fair, July 15-August. 1
The Orange County Fair will be back from July 15 to August 1 with new rides and loads of fun including Monster Trucks, Gator Boys Show, Extreme Jousting, Pig Racing, Music and more. For tickets and timetables, visit orangecountyfair.com.
Ulster County Fair, August 3-8
The Ulster County Fair returns August 3-8, bringing their previously scheduled concerts from 2020, rides and plenty of entertainment with free parking. For more information visit ulstercountyfair.com.
New York Renaissance Faire, August 21
The New York Renaissance Faire returns for the 2021 season. The fair takes place on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday from August 21 to October 3 from 10 am to 7 pm. Tickets cost $ 29.95 for adults, $ 13 for children, and free for children 4 and under. Those who have purchased tickets for the 2020 season can redeem them for 2021 tickets. Upon posting, vaccinated visitors are not required to wear a mask and everyone will be encouraged to practice social distancing while some experiences are changed. Although Renaissance Faire’s tips are updated weekly, be sure to keep an eye on the website, renfair.com.
Dutchess County Fair, August 24-29.
The Dutchess County Fair might be smaller this year, but there will still be great festival food, contests and more. Find the schedule and more information on dutchessfair.com.
The New York International Air Show, August 28-29
For the second year in a row, the show will be held at Orange County Airport in Montgomery, August 28-29. Among the lineup, the US Air Force Thunderbirds will headline with the US Air Force Raptor Demonstration Team 22, the West Point Parachute Team and more. For more information, visit airshowny.com.
New in 2021: Legoland New York Resort
The Legoland New York Resort will open its doors for previews from May 29, the final stop in its highly anticipated summer opening. Annual pass and day ticket holders will be able to enjoy six of the resort’s seven themed grounds from that day: Brick Street, Bricktopia, Lego City, Lego Castle, Lego Ninjago World and Miniland. The final land, Lego Pirates, will open later this summer, as will Legoland Hotel. Annual pass holders can now reserve a day to visit by going to legoland.com. Reservations will be open for all other customers from Friday.
Heather Clark covers business openings and closings in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Keep up to date with the latest comings and goings by joining our Facebook group at What’s going on in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam. Contact Clark by email, [email protected]