Events for March 11-17, 2019


MONDAY • March 11

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Prix-fixed three-course lunch ($22.95) or dinner ($32.95) at participating restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. Runs through Sunday, March 24. More info: Link + Add to Calendar

TUESDAY • March 12

Town Hall Forum on the 2019 State of County with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
Noon • Dutchess County Office for the Aging Senior Friendship Center, 114 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie. Free. Continues March 28 at 6pm at the Pleasant Valley Fire Department, April 3rd at 6pm at the Pine Plains Community Center and April 18th at 6pm at the East Fishkill Town Hall. More info: Link or call 845-486-2000.

WEDNESDAY • March 13

Don’t forget: It’s Women’s History Month!


“Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls”
4pm • FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park • Book talk and signing with author Cindy Gueli. Free with registration required. RSVP + Add to Calendar  

Inaugural writer’s retreat series starts with “New Erotica for Feminists”
7-9pm • Rough Draft, Kingston • “New Erotica" is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on: From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, it answers the question of “What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is the inaugural event in the new Rough Draft Writer's Retreat series, which aims to bring new literary voices to Kingston for readings once a month. More info: Link + Add to Calendar

THURSDAY • March 14

For Kids: St. Patrick's Day Pancake Art Challenge
4-4:45pm. Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie. Grades two through six. Registration takes place 30 minutes prior to program. Add to Calendar

FRIDAY  • March 15

What do you think about re-powering a natural gas plant in the Town of Newburgh?
Friday is the deadline to comment to New York State about repowering the Danskammer plant in the Town of Newburgh. According to Scenic Hudson, “The existing plant operates less than five percent of the time, providing energy only during the highest-demand periods. The new plant would run nearly all the time.” More info: NYS Case Information + Comment

FRIDAY • March 15
+ SATURDAY • March 16

Catch a movie at the drive-in, yeah, outside!
The Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre in Amenia heads outside with pre-season weekend movies, featuring "Wonder Park" at 7:15pm followed by "Captain Marvel" at 8:45pm. $11.

SATURDAY • March 16

Residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.

Pancake Breakfast at Bowdoin Park
March 16 • 8 - 11:30am • Dig in to the start of maple season at the Community Center Auditorium at Bowdoin Park. $5, free for children under the age of six. More info: LinkNext week: It's the Maple Open House at Bowdoin! (scroll down for more info)

Kingston Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm • Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston.

SUNDAY • March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day

Awesome Newburgh Pitch Party
3-5pm • 7 S Lander Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 • Free •   Awesome Newburgh Foundation awards monthly micro-grants to creative projects in Newburgh. Come out to hear an awesome project ideas, cheer your friends and neighbors and meet past grantees and trustees, and vote for the winner of $1,000. Food, music & drinks will be served. The event is free. The winner will be announced that evening. More info: Link + Add to Calendar


Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities and Curiosities
Friday, March 22 • 6pm - midnight • Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie. Free admission. Unique crafters, makers, artists, taxidermists, magick makers, psychics and more. 

Maple Weekends 
Events throughout New York State including a Maple Open House at Bowdoin Park on March 23 from 10am to 2pm. Hands-on demonstrations of how maple syrup is made, and early Native American methods for maple sugaring like making a fire by friction. Free. 

Lecture: Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson River
Saturday, March 23 • 2pm • Riverport Wooden Boat School Classroom, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. $5, free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. Only eight Hudson River lighthouses remain, but dozens once dotted the river between Troy and New York City. RSVP + Add to Calendar

Dutchess County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event
March 30, 8am -12:30pm • 626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie • $10 pre-registration is required and limited to the first 360 households.

Fundraiser for the Red Hook Public Library: Author Susan Orlean talks about her latest best-seller, “The Library Book” 
Friday, April  5 • 6-8pm • Suarez Family Brewery, 2278 Route 9, Hudson. All proceeds are dedicated to the restoration and painting of the Red Hook Public Library facade. $50. More info: Link

Please Don’t Tell: An Asian Speakeasy Event
April 8, 6:30-9pm • Farmers and Chefs, 40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie. International-themed speakeasy pop-ups throughout the Hudson Valley. $80. More info: Link

Be sure to submit your events – FOR FREE! – on our website or by emailing us (at least a week before the event, please!)



One of Dutchess County’s largest road improvements for 2019 began last week on Myers Corners Road (CR-93) between All Angels Hills Road (CR-94) and State Route 376 in the Town of Wappinger. The project is expected to take approximately 15 months to complete. Expect delays and lane closures, or seek alternate routes. More info: Dutchess County Department of Public Works Engineering Division, 845-486-2925.

WANTED: Senior Citizens

Do you know a resident or couple in Dutchess County, age 60 or older, who is worthy to be awarded Senior Citizen of the Year? Nominations are open through Friday, March 29. The winner/s will be honored during the “Celebration of Aging” luncheon on May 20 in Wappingers Falls. More info: Email or call 845-486-2555