Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 23 - 10:00 am

Fifth Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

Get ready! The 5th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Sponsored by the Towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, this popular non-competitive community cycling event is a is a great way to spend the day with family and friends, or just ride yourself, on four different routes: 10, 25, 35 and 50 miles on the quiet country roads winding through the beautiful scenery of our area. This free event is geared to both the casual and the experienced cyclist, and can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of level.

The Ramble has just announced in honor of its 5th Anniversary it will be making available a special commemorative T-shirt. The shirt is available FREE to all participants who register to ride no later than Tuesday, September 5. Simply go to www.roejanramble.org , click “Register to Ride”, and make sure to indicate your T-shirt size. Pick up yours when you check-in on the day of the ride. But make sure you sign up by September 5 or you’ll miss out on this great commemorative T-shirt. (And shhhh… rumor has it that a limited number of special logo Hats may be available the day of the ride, too….)

Although the ride is free and open to everyone, participants are encouraged to donate, or collect pledges, to benefit the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association. This year’s Ramble will celebrate the success of prior years with two routes that for the first time include the newly opened extension of the Rail Trail between Copake and Hillsdale.

But don’t wait to sign up!  Due to the popularity of this event, this year’s ridership is expected to be limited to 300 lucky participants. For more information and to register to ride, go to www.roejanramble.org.

Saturday, September 30 - 5:00 pm

American Songbook Concert at the Church

Featuring Atla and Matt DeChamplain, an Afternoon of American Songbook Jazz, with Special Guest Matt Dwonszyk on Bass

Pianist Matt DeChamplain “plays with amazing dexterity and superb taste while covering the history of jazz piano from ragtime and stride to modern” – Hartford Jazz Society. Matt has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, New York’s JVC Jazz Festival, the Berklee Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and renowned jazz clubs such as the Regatta Bat, Smalls and Yoshi’s.

Matt’s notable performances have been with  Dave Brubeck, Marion Cowings, Paul Brown, Dianne Mower, Jaimo, Shawnn Monteiro,  Jose Feliciano,  and Jon Hendricks. In 2015 Matt and his wife vocalist Atla DeChamplain released their first collaboration together titled “Pause”.  The album features a guest appearance by Hendricks.  “Atla DeChamplain is a singer’s singer.  She is a cross between Jon Hendricks and Ella Fitzgerald.  It doesn’t get any better”—Shawnn Montiero.  Veteran NYC bassist, Matt Dwonszyk, is a virtuoso jazz player and a masterful composer.  Matt has performed at the JVC New York Jazz Festival, the Jazz & Colors Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Matt frequently performs in N.Y and throughout New England. “It’s hard for me to think of very many bass players anywhere whose solos I enjoy as much as Matt’s; he has so much language … You can hear a lot of history in the melodies he plays. “-Kris Allen

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.

Saturday, September 30, 5 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

First United Methodist Church of Hillsdale
State Highway 23 and State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529


Saturday, October 7 - 11:00 am

Annual Pumpkin Fest in Hillsdale

C Herrington  Home + Design – Stop on in for our Instore Sale! (10-5)

Crossroads Food shop – While having lunch be sure to order a few fresh baked Pumpkin Baked Goods. Hurry, before they sell out! Open (8:30-2:30)

HGS Home Chef:

  • Pumpkin Pie 101 plus,with Louise Robak (1:30 – 3:30) In celebration of the Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival, we are pursuing all things pumpkin in this baking class. Learn to make delicious from-scratch pumpkin pie in this hands-on class. Class cost $35.00
  • Join in the fun of the Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival by baking and bringing your best homemade pumpkin pie to our kitchen between 10 AM and 2:30 PM on Oct. 7th. At 3:30 pm, Chef David Wurth of CrossRoads Food Shop and Louise Roback, in-house cook at HGS Home Chef, will judge the pies.First place prize is a $100 gift certificate at HGS Home Chef. Second place prize is a $25 gift certificate at CrossRoads Food Shop. Participants are welcome back to the store at 4:30 PM to collect their pies (or what’s left of them!) to share with their fans. The winners will be announced on Facebook and contacted that evening with the good news.

Please visit http://hillsdalegeneralstore.com/home-chef/ or stop on in to The Hillsdale General Store or HGS Home Chef for more info.

Hillsdale General Store:

  • A count the candy in a jar contest for children age 9 and younger to win some goodies.
  • Free gift to any child who shows up in costume.(10-6)
  • A bake sale on the front porch to benefit the Hamlet Committee’s Beautifcation fund (11-3)
  • Cub Scout Pack 2130 will be outside the Hillsdale General Store selling popcorn for a fundraiser (11-3)
  • Stop by The Hillsdale General Store for an autumn tasting of les collines seasonal, small batch jelly and preserves! Learn how to use these locally sourced beauties for everything from cocktails to glazes, cheese boards to sauces. We’ll be sampling classics like Meyer Lemon Rosemary Jelly and Heirloom Tomato Butter as well as new fall flavors TBA. (12-2)

Hillsdale Wine & Liqour: Stop on in and join our Wine Tasting (1-4)

Honey Dog Farms: What’s screams fall more then a Hayride! Meet at Long Hill Farm, aka the farm by the Air Mail sign that is high up in the air. And gather beside the farmstand to load onto the wagon.   (2:30)

LabSpace: Pumpkin Carving for kids with their parents. People pay a nominal fee for their pumpkin (2-4)

Mirror Mirror:  Outside the store will be 2 large photo stands with cutouts, for taking photos, to be setup on front lawn of Mirror Mirror (All Day)

O’s Hillsdale Country Dinner: Yummy Pumpkin baked goods. (All Day)

Passiflora & Village Scoop: Donkey Hugs and Grab bag goodies. So many other great activities between Passiflora & Village Scoop that they needed their own poster! So be sure to check it out!

Roe-Jan Community Library:

  • Pumpkin storytime & decorating. (10:30)
  • Join us during the Pumpkin Festival as we sit back, relax and watch a Tim Burton Favorite Film! And what good is a movie without snacks? Don’t worry, Pizza & Goodies will be Provided!(5:30) Sign up is required so give us a call to reserve your place! 518-325-4101

Taconic Lawn & Garden: Activities will take place from (1-4)

  • Face painting,
  • Crafts and games for kids cotton candy,
  • Snow cones
  • Ducks, Chickens and other animals to pet.

Trudy’s Beauty Shop: Learn some amazing health benefits of PUMPKIN! Make & take home pumpkin hair conditioner. Fun and refreshments in Trudy’s Beauty Shop (12-4)





Sunday, October 8 - 11:00 am

Autumn in Austerlitz 

Sunday October 8th, 2017 from 11 am – 4 pm. Rain or Shine. Admission: $7 for adults, children under 12 are free. Antiques, live music, entertainment for children, early American crafts, vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods. Old Austerlitz, 11550 Route 22, Austerlitz, NYwww.oldausterlitz.org

Sunday, October 8 - 12:00 pm

Harvest Fest in Copake Fals

Saturday, October 14 - 4:00 pm

North Methodist Chicken BBQ

On Saturday, October 14,  from 4 – 6:30 pm, the North Hillsdale Methodist Church (a designated historic landmark) is hosting their quarterly BBQ extravaganzas. Located at Route 21 and Route 22 – just 4 miles north of the intersection of routes 22 and 23.

Menu includes: 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Homemade Coleslaw, and Homemade Deserts.

Take out only.

Adults: $13.00  Children 5-10 years: $5.00  Under 5 years: FREE

Location: North Hillsdale Methodist Church on Route 22 (4 miles north of Route 23) in North Hillsdale, NY.

All proceeds support the building restoration project.

Saturday, October 21 - 4:30 pm

Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Ancram, New York

Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar

Homemade items, Candy and Baked Goods

Raffle Tickets for three prizes will be on sale

Saturday October 21

Tickets $15.00 donation

Take out at 4:30 and eat in @ 5:00

Please contact one of the following people for tickets.

To guarantee  there is a dinner available please call by October 15

Andrea 518-789-4769

Cindy 518-329-0038

Robin 518-398-5200

Debbie 518-329-7594