Events for March 25-31 , 2019

Explore the mini-world of Marwencol

Artist Mark Hogancamp created Marwencol, a 1/6 scale WWII-era Belgian Village, as rehabilitation after being beaten outside of a Kingston bar and suffering severe brain damage that left him with little knowledge of his previous life. Hogancamp set-up and photographed these realistic scenes of a world totally in his control, using dolls to represent himself, his friends, family and attackers in “epic battles.”

An extended show of his photographs and drawings will be on display through May 25, Saturdays only, 12-5pm at the One Mile Gallery an 18th century building in the beautiful Rondout area of Kingston. 


Start the week by learning out about Creating a Land Bank for Poughkeepsie
6-8pm • Poughkeepsie City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza.  Join the discussion on how a land bank could benefit the city. A “land bank” allows communities to facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent properties to productive use. Add to Calendar + FB Event Link 


Free Tax Prep Help
Tuesday, March 26 • 9:30am • Boardman Road Library, Poughkeepsie. Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors, by appointment. Continues every Tuesday through April 9. Also taking place at the Adriance Memorial Library on Fridays. Call 211 or 800-899-1479 to schedule . More info: FB Event Page

Stand-Up Suckfest: A Comedy Open Mic
Tuesday, March 26 • 8-9:30 pm • The Beverly, Kingston. Try it out with 5 minute sets, $5 at the door. Reoccurs monthly. More info: FB Event Page


Putnam County Annual Tree and Seedling Sale
March 27 • 9am - 5pm • Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park. Free common Milkweed packet with every order! More info: 


Woodstock Book Fest
March 28-31 • Classes, panels, keynote speakers, intensives and Story Slam. $15-$450. More info:

Dance with Plants!
March 28 • 6:30 -10pm • BSP Kingston. Get in the springtime grove starting with CBD Yoga and meditation dancing, performances and magic, and closing with singing bowl sound meditation. It is recommended to bring comfortable dance shoes and your best attitude. $20 advance, $25 cash at the door. More info:


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

The 1st Annual Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest
March 29-31 • Friday, 2-11pm, Saturday noon - 11pm and Sunday noon-6pm. Get inked by some of the best in the tattoo biz, with over 200 artists joining from across the globe. $25-$75 for VIP (Admission price does not include cost of tattoos) Info:

Celebrate “Jerry at The Chance, 6/4/83”
March 29 • 8pm • Gratefully Yours will be playing tunes from both the early and late shows from that infamous night at the Chance in Poughkeepsie. $15. More info:


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. More info:

Final Day: Talent Show Art Exhibition
Through March 30 • Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. Stop by the library and see the work created by your neighbors on the last day of this exhibition. More info: 

Mark Hogancamp
March 30 • noon - 5pm • One Mile Gallery, Kingston. Photography exhibit from the creator of “Marwencol,” a a 1/6 scale WWII-era Belgian “which he stages and photographs a complex narrative of Nazi intrigue, lesbian melodrama, and Sgt. Rock-style heroics Village.” On view through May 25, Saturdays only. More info:


Free Dia!

If you’ haven’t been to Dia – you’re missing out on one of the biggest contemporary art spaces along the Hudson – in a former Nabisco factory. Free admission for Hudson Valley residents (Counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester) every last Sunday of the month.  Present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk. More info:


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

Author David Sedaris
Friday, April 5 • 8pm • Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie. $49.

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

Spring Egg Hunt
April 13 • 10am • Rhinebeck Rec Park. Egg hunt for various ages and a visit from Hoppy the Bunny. BYOB – Bring your own basket. 

Hudson Valley History Reading Festival
April 13•10am • Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library and Home, Hyde Park. Author talks and book signings. Free with registration required at

Workshop: Impacts of Land Management on our Forests 
Saturday, April 27 • 10am - 2:30pm • Cary Institute East, Carriage House, 2917 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook. “Three-quarters of New York's forested lands are privately owned? This means that anyone who owns or manages private forested lands can influence the heath and future of this important resource for everyone.” Head outside to learn about the ecology of local forests and how to identify threats to forest health. Registration is required as space is limited. $20. Register: LINK

Craig Ferguson discusses his new memoir, “Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations”
Wednesday, May 8 • 7:30pm • Olin Hall at the Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. $33 includes one copy of the memoir. More info: LINK

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