Events for February 11-17, 2019

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▲ THIS WEEKEND: Presidents’ Day Observations
February 15-17 Presidents’ Day Family Weekend at the Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs. More info: 845-985-2291;

February 16-18: George Washington’s Birthday Celebration in Newburgh. 12-4pm. Open house of the site’s museum and headquarters, birthday cake at 12:15pm, military drills, live music, crafts for the kids and more. Free admission, donations accepted. More info:845-562-1195.

▼ February 16: “The President’s Mystery” Screening of the 1936 film written by FDR, 1 pm. Plus, more than 30 autographs of our nation’s presidents – many collected by FDR himself – will be on display in the Research Room from 2 to 4pm. More info: 800-337-8474 or


Anti-Valentine’s Cider Soiree
Thursday, February 14 • 6-9 pm, Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post Rd., Walden. Small plates, small batch NY-style ciders. 21 and up. $50. More info:

2nd Annual Jazz Festival
Friday, February 15 • 7 p.m. • Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St., Hudson. NEA Jazz Master Saxophonist David Leibman with vocalist Jay Clayton, bass player Jay Anderson and pianist Armen Donelian, free film screening, workshop and more. $25 – $90 More info:

2019 Winter Weekends at Storm King
February 16-17 and March 16-17. 11am - 4pm. Expect grounds to be open as normal but with restricted amenities. Bicycle rentals will not be available. Free for members, $8-$18. More info:

▲ Raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York with the 2019 Polar Plunge
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; Plunges at 10am and 1pm; Parking at Splash Down Beach, 16 Old Rte 9W, Fishkill, Event takes place at The Fresh Air Fund's Sharpe Reservation 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd, Fishkill; Options to jump as an individual or on a team – or not at all! (see: Too Chicken to Plunge option). More info: Website +

Kingston Winter Farmers’ Market
Every other Saturday, December through April 1. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. More info:

Family Free Night at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Saturday, February 16 • 5-8 p.m. • 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie. Museum is open late with free admission for families. This event is intended for families with children up to age 6. More info:

BHMK Trolley Tour of O+ Murals Sunday, February 17 • 1 p.m. • Pick-up and drop off at Dietz Stadium. Hop on the trolley for a guided tour of outdoor murals made during O+ Festival hosted by Black History Month Kingston. More info: Facebook