Events for May 6-12, 2019

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It’s International Compost Awareness Week!
Monday, May 6 • 9am • Learn everything you need to know to start composting with confidence with an Intro to Home Composting at the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency in Kingston. $5 includes a bag of Grow Ulster Green compost. Register by calling 845-336-0600.


Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library Media Sale
Tuesday, May 7 • 10am-4pm • Friends’ Book Store, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie (entrance is behind the library) • Stock up with 50-cent records, $1 DVDs, $1 audiobooks, 50-cent games and more • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through May 28. 

WEDNESDAY - It’s the 45th Anniversary of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Fire

Comedian/actor 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


Sunset Sensations
Thursday, May 9 • 5:30-7:30pm • Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie • Enjoy fine wine, hors d’oeuvres inspired by the estate’s kitchen gardens, and a tour of the gardens overlooking the Hudson River • $27 in advance, $29 day of the event if available • 845-454-4500 • [ Add to Calendar ]

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33rd Annual Silver Needle Fashion Show
Friday, May 10 • 4pm and 7pm • Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie • Check out the latest fashions created by Marist’s senior design students which will be juried by the likes of Ralph Lauren’s VP of Design, Barry Jordan, fashion designer Francesca Liberatore and others, scholarships also awarded. $15 and up.


Opening Day of the Kingston Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 11 • 9am - 2pm • 272 Wall Street, Kingston • Every Saturday rain or shine through November 23. Opening day events include plant giveaways, free bicycle diagnostics, live music and more. More info on area farmers’ markets: LINK + [ Add to Calendar ]

The First Annual Mad Hatters Parade
Saturday, May 11 • 2pm • Hudson • A wearable-art parade down the streets of Hudson •

Basilica Hudson Farm and Flea Spring Market
Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 • 10am - 6pm • Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson • $5 for both days, free for kids under 12 •

Greenville Drive-In Season Opening Party and 60th Year Celebration 
Saturday, May 11 • 6:30 - 11:30pm • Screening of “North by Northwest” directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant • $35 includes film, live music and speciality cocktails inspired by the film • [ Add to Calendar ] • More info on local drive-ins: LINK

SUNDAY - It’s Mother’s Day!

Free admission to the zoo for moms
Sunday, May 12 • 9am - 5pm • Bring your mom to the Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School and she’ll get in for free! • [ Add to Calendar ]

Free seedlings for Mom!
Sunday, May 12 • 10am - 2pm • Rhinebeck Farmers Market, Free seedlings courtesy of The River Garden (while supplies last!). More info on area farmers’ markets: LINK


Public Meeting on the Former YMCA Site in Poughkeepsie
Monday, May 13 • 6pm • Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie. [ Add to Calendar ] • More info on the YMCA redevelopment project: LINK

Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere
Monday, May 13 • 8pm • Ulster Performing Arts Center • $51-$61 • [ Add to Calendar ]

Pine Bush UFO Fair
Saturday, May 18 • 10am-4pm • Main Street, Pine Bush • Family-friendly activities with live music, vendors, characters, street performances and more • [ Add to Calendar ]

WWII Military Show
Saturday, May 25 • 10am • FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park. 

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

Birding Walks at the Cary Institute
Sunday, 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

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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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.)