Events for April 8-14 , 2019



Rescue squad volunteers needed!
The Village of Millbrook and Town of Washington is holding an informational meeting at the Millbrook Fire House at 7pm. The squad has seven active members – volunteers are desperately needed! Call Laurie Olson at 845-527-7814 for 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


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

Don’t fall for it: Learn about scam prevention
Tuesday, April 9 • 10am •St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville. The Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Brian Jones offers some key tips for dealing with scams. Repeats Saturday April 13, 10 a.m. at the Stanford Free Library, 14 Creamery Rd., Stanfordville.


‘The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons’ with special guest cartoonists in Rhinebeck
Wednesday, April 10 • 6-8pm • Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck • Slideshow presentation of the book with special guests Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin and Danny Shannahan. • Add to Calendar 


▲ Official re-opening of the West Taghkanic Diner
Thursday, April 11 • 9am • 1016 Route 82, Ancram • 518-851-3333

Opening of Lucky Dragon in Rhinebeck
Thursday, April 11 • 5:30pm • A “farm-to-chopsticks” Chinese restaurant from Howard and Chris Jacobs, the husband-and-wife team behind The Amsterdam in the heart of the village. Brunch begins April 20, weekday lunches will begin on Monday, April 22. 38 W Market Street.


West Point Brew Fest
Friday, April 12 • 7pm • West Point Club Grand Ballroom • $20-$25 includes admission, beer/cider tastings, raffle and a free tasting glass, VIP $35-$45, Free for designated drivers. Add to Calendar


Get your fix with your local Repair Cafe!
9am-noon at the First Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie and 11am-3pm at the James Harmon Community Center in Hastings-on-Hudson. More info: 

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

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.

Community Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 13 • 10am • Pershing Avenue Park, Poughkeepsie • Add to Calendar
Be sure to check back for a special HVNY project to keep this area clean year-round! (Hint: You can help and win some really cool stuff, easily!)

Portraits of Hikers: Opening reception
Saturday, April 13 • 4-7pm • LAND Gallery, 30 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. Portraits  by Jane Haslam and Justin P. Goodhart of hikers passing through the Harlem Valley on the Appalachian Trail. • Add to Calendar


Basilica Green Energy Fair

Sunday, April 14 • noon - 5pm. Basilica Hudson. Learn about hemp being grown industrially in Hudson, solar power, turning food waste into energy, screening of  “Hudson River Stories” short films by Jon Bowermaster and more. Free.


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


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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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