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    Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
    Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
    When: Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7

    Locavores and gastronauts will revel in epicuriosity at this two-day celebration of Hudson Valley culinaria, with a main focus of shining the spotlight on wines made here in the Empire State's own little Napa.  The event offers the unique opportunity to buy unique local labels directly from the winery; chef demos, tastings and seminars will also happen throughout the weekend.  Admission: $22/day, $37/weekend; Tasting: $40/day, $70/weekend. More details.

    credit: Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

    "Wonderwall" at Pelham Art Center
    Where: 155 5th Avenue, Pelham, NY
    When: Daily through September 18

    The Pelham Art Center continues its courtyard Public Art Program with this dreamy installation by Andréa Stanislav responsive to the design and light of the Museum's exterior courtyard space.  Walk through a transparent minimalist labyrinth of glowing florescent fuschia lights while motion sensor-triggered speakers, hidden in the trees, play a remixed audio piece deconstructing the 1995 Oasis hit single "Wonderwall." More details.

    credit: Hudson Valley Magazine

    14th Annual Boscobel Big Band Concert & Picnic
    Where: Boscobel House and Gardens - 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY
    When: Sunday, September 7, 6-8pm

    Pack a picnic supper and enjoy one of the last great summer sunsets, tracked to an orchestral homage to Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington—an annual tradition on the great lawn at Boscobel.  The Federalist estate on a serene Hudson-riverfront site was the historic residence of the Dyckman family.  Food is available on-site.  $16 admission. More details.

    credit: Boscobel House and Gardens

    ...and of course, once you've enjoyed all of the above, you can always tour an open house. (Not that we're biased).