Events for April 1-7 , 2019

Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock  

Last week, we were treated to a sneak peek of the special exhibition, “We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future” at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – and as of March 30, the exhibition is now open to the public. Take photos with the Woodstock crowd with a special selfie area, complete with dress-up items like tunics and hats. Hear about the Woodstock generations’ hopes, dreams and fears with interactive displays. And see iconic photographs and rare artifacts up close, like handwritten lyrics to Canned Heat’s song “Goin’ Up the County,” and the bass guitar played by Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady.

BONUS: Casady will be at the Levon Helm Studios on Thursday celebrating his 75th birthday with Jorma Kaukonen (!) Super cool. Make a weekend out of it. More info + events below. 


Design a shirt for the Rosendale Street Fest!
Submissions are now open for the chance to design this year’s Rosendale Street Festival t-shirts! Deadline to submit is May 1. Email entries to Tito Walsh, (JPEG format, at least 8x8 at 300 DPI)


Free Tax Prep Help
Tuesday, April 2 • 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

Scam Prevention
Tuesday, April 2 • 11am • Beacon Senior Friendship Center. The Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Brian Jones offers some key tips for dealing with scams. Repeats Tuesday April 9, 10 a.m. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville and Saturday April 13, 10 a.m. at the Stanford Free Library, 14 Creamery Rd., Stanfordville.


Learn How to be Film-Friendly in the Hudson Valley
Wednesday, April 3 • 1:30-3pm • Vino at Crew Restaurant and Bar, Poughkeepsie. Dutchess County Tourism’s Lunch and Learn Seminar will feature Nick Pray, Assistant Location Manager for HBO’s new series “I Know This Much is True” shooting in the Hudson Valley this summer. Nick will share insights on what location scouts are looking for, and ways for businesses to incorporate into the film industry. Free (bring your own lunch). Click to register.


Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Awards
Thursday, April 4 • 5pm • Changepoint Church, Poughkeepsie. Check out who the next generation of leaders in our area with the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce’s awards for young professionals committed to the Hudson Valley. $55. More info: 

Grownup Game Night and Beer Pairing
Thursday, April 4 • 6pm • Megabrain Comics, Rhinebeck. $15, 21 and over. More info: FB Link

Getting Started with Urban Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, April 4 • 6:30pm • Adriance Memorial Library, Charwat Meeting Room, Poughkeepsie. Get help choosing a garden location, direct sowing and transplanting, maintenance, and garden design.  Attendees will plant lettuce seeds to take home. Free, but registration is required. Link to register.

Hot Tuna Celebrates Jack Casady’s 75th Birthday
Thursday, April 4 • 8pm • Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. $75-125. What started as a side project during Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will perform at the studios of The Band drummer, Levon Helm. More info: Tickets


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. More info: Link


Volunteer Recruitment Day at Wilderstein 
Saturday, April 6 • 10am • Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck. Find out about becoming a volunteer at the Queen Anne mansion, home of FDR’s cousin and confidante, Margaret “Daisy” Suckley. Positions available for guided tours, gift shop and to maintain the Wilderstein landscape. Register online or by calling 845-876-4818.

Market: Hudson Farm and Flea
Saturday, April 6 • 10am - 5pm • Motorcyclepedia Museum, Newburgh. $5 entrance fee, free for children under 12. 

O+ Festival Spring Gala
Saturday, April 6 • 7-11pm • Senate Garage, Kingston. Performances, presentation of the first-ever CO+rnerstone Award, live and silent auction, and more. $60-$75. More info: Link


Beacon Flea Market Opening Day
April 7 • 8am - 3pm • 6 Henry and S. Chestnut St., Beacon • Every fair-weather Sunday. More info: Link


Mark Hogancamp
On view through May 25, Saturdays only • 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.” More info:


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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