Events for April 22-28, 2019

Scene from TAP-NY at Hunter Mountain.

Scene from TAP-NY at Hunter Mountain.

It’s Earth Day!

HBO filming leads to road closure
On Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, Route 209 will be closed between Route 28 and Sawkill Road in The Town of Ulster from 5am to 7pm. Traffic will be detoured onto Sawkill Road.


Community meeting to discuss landfill plans in Catskill
Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm • Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street, Catskill. Panelists will discuss the proposal for a large incinerator-ash landfill along the shoreline of the Hudson River. The ash would be sourced from trash incinerators from Poughkeepsie, Peekskill and Hudson Falls. RSVP to Jessica Roff at or contact Catskill Town Supervisor Doreen Davis at 518 943 2141 x 113.

Swap meet with Yard Sale
Buy, sell, trade, drink and dance every Tuesday night in April at the Beverly in Kingston beginning at 8:30 pm. accompanied by music from Yard Sale.


“Building the Sloop Clearwater” Lecture
Wednesday, April 24 • 7pm  • Wooden Boat School Classroom, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston • $5, free for HRMM members


Climate change got you down? 
Thursday, April 25 • 5pm • Marist College, Poughkeepsie • Learn how you can create action in your community by creating “climate courage” and steps to aggressively challeng legislation with the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act recently introduced in Congress. Free and open to the public. [ Add to Calendar ]

Opening Night at the Overlook Drive-In!
Full details + more info on drive-ins opening throughout the Hudson Valley: LINK

FRIDAY – It’s Arbor Day! Go plant a tree! Or hug one at least :)

Trees for Tribs
Friday, April 26 from 9am to 4pm • DEC’s Regional Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. Help pot up thousands of bare-root seedlings in celebration of Arbor Day. More info: Link

Free one-month membership to Mohonk (for Ulster County residents)
The Mohonk Preserve is offering a free one-month membership for residents of Ulster County. Visitors with proof of residency may obtain their passes at the Preserve Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and at the Visitor Center and Spring Farm Trailhead from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. The membership passes will be valid through May 19. Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf. For more information, visit

Grand opening at the Four Brothers Drive-in
(Rescheduled from last week!) The modern-retro Amenia spot (and the newest drive-in built from the ground up in America) will officially open for the season on April 19th with two family-friendly screenings and the introduction of its newest, kitsch addition – a jungle-themed Airstream you can rent (equipped with a Polaroid camera, board games and bikes for a truly nostalgic stay.) More info: Drive-ins throughout the Hudson Valley.

SATURDAY – It’s Independent Book Store Day! Stroll down to your local bookstore for special events. 

The first Stormville Flea Market of the season!
April 27-28 • 8am - 4pm • Stormville Airport, Route 216 • Free parking, no pets, rain or shine •

Free Rabies Clinic
Saturday, April 27 • 8am - noon • Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park. Available for dogs, cats and domestic ferrets ages three months or older. Proof of residency required. Free for Dutchess County residents, $10 non-residents.  (845) 486-3404 or

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

Beacon Barks Dog Parade and Street Festival
Saturday, April 27 • 11am - 3pm • Main Street, Beacon • Costume contest (ahem, let’s reiterate that: dogs in costumes!), live music, canine performances, pet adoptions and more.

(See what we did there with the rabies then the dogs? Okay, carry on…)


Grand re-opening of the Tower of Victory
Saturday, April 27 • noon - 4pm • Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh • Climb the tower steps built at the site where Washington was headquartered the longest during the American Revolution + Historic re-enactors, musket drills, music and more • Free • More info: 845-562-1195

Taste beers from over 130 breweries from across the state with TAP NY
Saturday, April 27 • 2-6pm • Sunday, April 28 • 12-4pm • Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter • All you can eat food, beer tastings from over 400 state brews • $67 and up ($30-$60 for designated drivers) •


▲ Preview Party – Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek
Saturday, April 27 • 4-6pm • New Studio and Main House at the Thomas Cole Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill • Free admission* • Exhibition on view May 4 through November 3, 2019. Curators talk on Sunday, May 19 at 2pm. *Regular season guided tour and Explore-at-Your-Own-Pace tickets are $14 for General Admission, $12 for Seniors, and free for members and visitors under the age of 16. More info + [ Add to Calendar ]

Uptown Swing with the Swingaroos
Saturday, April 27, 7-10:30pm • The Beverly, 224 Foxhall Ave., Kingston. an evening of Hot Jazz and Swing Dance. 7:00 Beginner’s swing dance lesson (included with cover, no partner needed) 8:00 Open dance with house band (2 sets!) Performance by the Uptown Lowdown vintage jazz dance troupe at the band break!  Plus a DJ-ed 3rd set to close out the night • 18 and older • $15  • RSVP on Facebook


Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 28 • 10am • Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff. Clean with your neighbors along the dock, railroad tracks, parking lots and other places around town. 845-876-2903.

Free admission to Dia:Beacon
Every last Sunday of the month • 11am - 6pm • 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).  Present identification and proof of residence at the admissions desk. More info:

“Making Democracy Work: FDR’s Bitter Struggle to Modernize the Presidency”
Sunday, April 28 • 2pm • Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park. Symposium commemorating the 80th anniversary of FDR’s 1939 reorganization of the executive branch. Free with registration required: 

“Tales of the Majestic Hudson” Lecture
Sunday, April 28 • 2-4pm • Clermont State Historic Site • Captain Stan has over 30 years experience on the Hudson and will share some unknown and unique features of the river. $10, free for Clermont members [ Add to Calendar ]


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

Brush Pick-Up in Millbrook
Through May 31, with additional days during the summer: July 8, August 12 and September 9. Branches less than five inches in diameter, and less than ten feet in length should be placed unbundled on the curb with all cut ends facing the same way. Please do not leave leaf piles, tree trunks or stumps. (Leaf pick-up begins October 1.)


Vampire Weekend in Kingston
Thursday, May 2 • 8:30pm • Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston. Grammy Award-winner for Best Alternative Album (2013) will play songs from their upcoming fourth album, Father of the Bride. $54. 

Birding Walks at the Cary Institute
May 4 and June 16 • 8-10am • 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook • Bring comfortable walking shoes, water and binoculars for walks led by the Cary Institute and the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club. Free and open to the public. Registration required: More info: 845-677-7600 ext. 121

Screening of Coraline with Neil Gaiman
Sunday, May 5 • 12:30pm • Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street (Route 9) Rhinebeck • Special screening of the film and discussion with author Neil Gaiman • Tickets required: $18, $12 Upstate Films members • More info: 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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PHOTOS WANTED: The developers of the Hudson River State Hospital are looking to rebuild and reuse the Administration portion of the Main Building and they are looking for: digital copies (high res) of any blueprints/plans/drawings of the Administration attic and roof and/or digital photos from inside the attic space from before the fire. Note: They do not need photos of the exterior of the roof or buildings. They have those already. *The photos/images you send will remain anonymous (unless you specify otherwise).

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DESIGNERS WANTED: 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)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  The 2019 Special Olympics New York Summer Games is coming to Dutchess County this June 14-15 and approximately 2,000 volunteers will be needed. For more information on volunteer opportunities and to register, visit or send an email to