Events for April 29 - May 5, 2019


Lincoln Ghost Train Night
Monday, April 29 • 6-9pm • Hyde Park Train Station Museum, 34 River Road, Hyde Park • Re-enactors, special talks including a paranormal presentation. Free $5 donation recommended • [ Add to Calendar ]


Taste of Rhinebeck
Tuesday, April 30 • 6-9:30 pm • Village of Rhinebeck • Stroll the quaint village of Rhinebeck and sample cuisine from more than 20 culinary spots in town including a preview of the new Irish-inspired joint opening soon, Bia. $75-$100 • [ Add to Calendar ]


Evening Garden Tour of Locust Grove Estate
Wednesday, May 1 • 5:30pm • Poughkeepsie • Join the site’s horticulturist to explore the estate’s trees and sip iced tea on the historic porch once owned by inventor Samuel Morse. $25, free for patron members • Reservations required by calling 845-454-4500. [ Add to Calendar ]


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

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Rhinebeck Antique Car Show and Swap Meet 
Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Swap meet starts at noon on Friday, hot rods, race cars, compact customs and pick-ups on Saturday from 8am to 5pm, and unmodified antique and classic cars no later than 1994 from 8am to 5pm on Sunday., $12 one day admission, $20 two day pass, $30 for a three-day pass. More info: Get tickets: LINK


I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4 • State-wide clean up of parks and beaches • Various times and locations including 2-6pm at Mills Norrie State Park in Staatsburg (with bonus for volunteers: free fishing during the day!), planting trees at the Catskill Visitor Center from 9am -3pm and cleaning up campsites in Ulster and Sullivan counties.  Register: 

8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep
Saturday, May 4 • Various times and locations:123 projects up and down the river from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. Local projects include clean up in Cold Spring, Garrison, Poughkeepsie’s Fall Kill Creek, Tivoli Landing, Wappingers Creek, Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill, and the Greenport Conservation Area in Hudson, among many other sites. Visit for the full list.

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 free birding walks led by the Cary Institute and the Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club. Registration required: 845-677-7600 ext. 121

Let your neighbors help repair your broken household items with area Repair Cafes
Saturday, May 4  • 10am-2pm at LaGrange Town Hall, and at the Town of Esopus Library from 11am - 3pm.  

Home Opener for the Kingston Stockade FC!
Saturday, May 4 • 6pm • Dietz Stadium, Kingston • Root for our local semi-pro soccer team as they face the New York Cosmos at their seasonal home opener. Keegan Ales beer tent opens at 5pm! Tickets are $8, $5 kids or $2 if they’re wearing anything soccer-related. Watch live at

The Mighty Hudson: LIVE!
Saturday, May 5 • 8pm • Bardavon, Poughkeepsie • Immerse yourself in the Hudson River with a screening from filmmaker Jon Bowermaster and Kingston-based media team North Guild, accompanied live by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic featuring pieces from Bernstein’s dramatic film score suite, plus works from Mendelssohn and Britten. $20-$57. 


Opening Day of the Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Sundays, starting May 5 through December 29 • 61 East Market Street, Rhinebeck • No pets allowed, rain or shine • [ Add to Calendar ]

[ SOLD OUT! ] 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

A Celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday 

Sunday, May 5 • 7pm • Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie • Celebrating the late folksinger with performances by the Vanaver Caravan & special guests Happy Traum, Tom Chapin, Maria Muldaur and more • Tickets $35-45 • More info: LINK 


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.)


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

Dirty Projectors
Saturday, May 25 • 8pm • Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson • $35 •

Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities and Curiosities Summer Solstice Night Market
Friday, June 21 • 6pm-midnight • University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon. unique crafters, makers, artists, taxidermists, witches, magick makers, psychics, soothsayers, and the unusual to show their wares and talents in this one of a kind Oddities and Curiosities Night Market. Admission: $3 •

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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