Calendar of Community Events

April 15th, 2014

The Calendar of events is a listing of area events categorized by date. Click on the appropriate day you are looking for or just scroll away!

• Thursday, April 17
• Friday, April 18
• Saturday, April 19
• Sunday, April 20
• Monday, April 21
• Tuesday, April 22
• Wednesday, April 23

We also have ongoing activities at local musuems & historic locations, galleries and farmer markets. If you have a community event you will to submit, click here.

Thursday, April 17

For Kids

Storytime with Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Plattekill Public Library, Route 32, Modena. With Miss Barbara.

Instruction

YMCA Lunchtime Mat Pilates. 12-1 p.m. YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange, 377 Broadway, Newburgh. This traditional Pilates workout is for all levels. The class will sometimes use props such as the Pilates ring, small ball and stretch band to target the right muscle groups. $10 per class or free for Y members. 562-1088.

Organizations

Walking Club. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Hudson River HealthCare, 75 Orange Ave, Walden. 778- 2700.

Drawing Club. 6 – 8 p.m. ArtsWAVE Center, 12 Market St., Ellenville. Adults bring your pencils, pens, paper and any material for an evening of relaxed drawing and camaraderie. $2 suggested donation. 210-4416.

New Jim Crow Meeting. 6-8 p.m. Hope Center, 85 Grand St. Newburgh. 569-8965

Hudson Valley Glass, Pottery and Collectible Club. Walden Volunteer Ambulance Corps Building, Center and South Montgomery Streets, Walden. 692-4580.

Henry Hudson Toastmasters 7 – 9 p.m. Walden Savings Bank, Route 17K Scott’s Corners. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit.

Town of Crawford Historical Society. 7 p.m. Hopewell Church, Thompson Ridge.

Classical Music Lover’s Guild. 8 p.m. Judy and Howard Garrett’s home, 177 Union St., Montgomery. Discussions about and listening to classical music. 457-9867.

Events

Bridge Game. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Powelton Club, Balmville Rd., Newburgh. Lunch served and beverage avail. Open, sanctioned game with points awarded. Proper dress required. $12. 561-7548, 541-0748 or 561-4151.

Senior Activities. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Marasco Center, New Windsor. Activities include knitting, bingo, cards, special activities and socializing. Bring lunch or snacks. Sponsored by the New Windsor Recreation Department.

Scramble for Scrabble Night. 6 – 8 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, Municipal Square, Walden. Bring your boards or join in a game. 778-7621.

Chair’s Roundtable. 6 p.m. Powelton Club., 29 Balmville Road, Newburgh. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sports auction. Proceeds provide YMCA camp scholarships. $50. 562-1088.

Friday, April 18

For Kids

Teen scene. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena. 883-7286

Teen Fellowship. 7:30 p.m. Church of God by Faith, 29 Bridge St., Newburgh. Teens ages 13-18. Bible study, Practical Living and Career Development workshops.

Organizations

Card Club. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. City of Newburgh Activity Center, Washington Street, Newburgh. All city seniors over 60 are welcome. 565-3230.
seniors over 60 are welcome. 565-3230..

Knitting and Crocheting Club. 6-8 p.m. Marasco Center, behind the New Windsor Town Hall. Kathleen Braun, Master Knitter and Crocheter will instruct and offer assistance with your project.

Knit & Stitch club. 6-7 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Town Branch. Newburgh Mall. 566-0460.

Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Open Session. 7:30 PM Boughton Place 150 Kisor Road Highland. Open sessions are two to two and a half hour psychodrama sessions offered by certified psychodramatists to the general public. You may participate as little or as much as you want. Suggested Donation $8/5 seniors and students. 255-7502

Knights of Columbus Council #9254. 7:30 p.m. Father Sullivan Hall, Most Precious Blood Church, 42 Walnut St., Walden. This is a social meeting. 778-5701.

Events

Friday Fish Fry. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 Route 32 South, New Paltz.$12/$11/$8. 255-1633.

Bingo. 6:45 p.m. Middletown Elks Lodge. 48 Prospect St., Middletown. Doors open at 6 p.m. 343-1097

Live Music

Friends, Neighbors, Music: Open Mic. 8-11 p.m. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon. Acoustic, electric, blues, jazz, poetry, comedy, a capella. Coffee & cake. Free. 831-4988.

Theater

Death Comes to Us All/Freakshow. 8 p.m. Orange Hall Theatre, Orange County Community College. Two one-act plays presented by The SUNY Orange Apprentice Players. $14/$10 ($4 for students). 341-4790. Sunyorange.edu.

Saturday, April 19

For Kids

Easter Egg Hunt. 9 a.m. Wallkill Library lawn. Hosted by Wallkill Lions Club.

Easter Bonnet Parade. 10 a.m. Circleville Park. Ages 15 and under.

Easter Egg Hunt. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Route 416, Montgomery.

Meet the Animals. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join museum staff to meet the animal of the week, then visit all the animals. 534-5506, Ext. 204.

Instruction

Kirtan or Devotional Chanting 7: – 9 pm. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208.  Walden 778-1008. shantimandir.com

Organizations

Orange County Origami Club. 9:30 a.m., Thomas Bull Memorial Boathouse, Rt. 416, Montgomery. Info: 361-1903, 496-7705.

American Legion Rose-Sheeley Post 1034. 10 a.m. Shawangunk Town Hall Social Room.

Hudson Valley Tole and Decorative Painters. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Munger Cottage, Cornwall. New artists welcome to observe and participate in meetings, which promotes the advancement of decorative painting. Every month a decorative artist teaches a seminar. 429-7562.

Walden Chess Club. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, second floor, Municipal Square, Walden. Everyone is invited to participate in non-ranked, non-competitive games. Free. 778-7621.

Anime Orange. 1 – 4 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Monthly meeting of local group interested in the Japanese art of animation. Open to adults and teens age 16 and older. 563-3609 or 563-3638.

Plattekill Historical Society. 2 p.m. Clintondale Firehouse meeting room, Route 44/55, Clintondale. Dr. Peter Roberts of Friends of Historic Kingston will present the story of a nineteenth century industry unique to Ulster County. His “Ulster County Bluestone” program employs both archival photographs and current images of local bluestone architecture.883-6118.

Outdoor Activities

Earth Day Town-wide Cleanup. Town of Gardiner. Get garbage bags from Town Hall and clear the trash from your roads and neighborhood.

Mohonk Preserve – How Did the Rope Get Up There? History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing. 1 p.m. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. This interpretive program will last approximately 20 minutes, involves a gentle stroll, and will be led by a Mohonk Preserve Ranger who is an experienced rock climber. This is a free program but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or pay a day use fee to access the land. Children 12 and under are free. 255-0919

Events

All You Can Eat Breakfast. 8 – 11 a.m. Post 1266, 92 Pine St. Wurtsboro. Military style breakfast chow line prepared and served by authentic former military veteran cooks. Benefits the Wurtsboro Memorial Day Parade and other community programs of Post 1266 American Legion.  888-4958.

Easter Bake Sale. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pine Bush Library Community Center on Maple Avenue. Sponsored by Friends of the Pine Bush Area Public Library.

Easter Flower Sale. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Col. Bradley Hose Fire House, No. Montgomery Street, Walden.

Paper Shredding. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Gardiner Town Hall. Bring ID — this event is for Gardiner residents only. Made possible by a grant from NY Solar Farm, Inc. and the Gardiner Recycles Transfer Station.

Easter Flower Sale. Gardiner Fire Department. To benefit Gardiner Day Committee.

Spaghetti Dinner. 5 – 7 p.m. Wallkill Firehouse, 18 Central Ave., Wallkill.

Devotional Chanting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Shanti Mandir Ashram. Route 208, Walden. Experience the Bliss of the Self. Free. 778-1008.

Live Music

Classical Indian Music. 7 – 9 pm. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden. Jay Gandhi performing on Bansuri (Flute) and Ehren Hanson on Tabla. Concert will be followed by an Authentic Indian snack and chai. $20 Donation. 778-1008.

Charlie Mars. 8 p.m. The Lobby at the Ritz Theater. Acoustic soul. $25. 784-1199

Theater

Death Comes to Us All/Freakshow. 8 p.m. Orange Hall Theatre, Orange County Community College. Two one-act plays presented by The SUNY Orange Apprentice Players. $14/$10 ($4 for students). 341-4790. Sunyorange.edu.

Sunday, April 20

For Kids

Meet the Animals. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join museum staff to meet the animal of the week, then visit all the animals. 534-5506, Ext. 204.

Instruction

Satsang with Gurudev Swami Nityananda 10 am – Noon. Includes spiritual discourse, singing of bhajans and kirtan. Prasad (vegetarian lunch) follows. Satsang is preceded by the Guru Gita chant. 9 -10am. . Free. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208. Walden. 778-1008.shantimandir.com

Organizations

Mended Hearts Support Group. 1:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall Campus conference room B, 15 Laurel Ave., Cornwall. A support group for heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. 255-0637.

Outdoor Activities

Mohonk Preserve – How Did the Rope Get Up There? History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing. 1 p.m. Meet at the Trapps Bridge. This interpretive program will last approximately 20 minutes, involves a gentle stroll, and will be led by a Mohonk Preserve Ranger who is an experienced rock climber. This is a free program but participants must either be Mohonk Preserve members or pay a day use fee to access the land. Children 12 and under are free. 255-0919

Events

Easter Breakfast. 7 a.m. – noon. Walden Fire House, 230 Old Orange Avenue, Walden. Pancakes, eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, hash, juice, coffee and tea. Photos with Easter Bunny. $7/$6. Sponsored by Orange Hose Company.

Live Music

Unplugged Acoustic Open Mic. 3:30 p.m. sign up; 4 – 6 p.m. performance. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. Folk, blues, country, jazz, classical, and poetry welcome. $5 members; $6 non-members. 255-1559.

Theater

Death Comes to Us All/Freakshow. 3 p.m. Orange Hall Theatre, Orange County Community College. Two one-act plays presented by The SUNY Orange Apprentice Players. $14/$10 ($4 for students). 341-4790. Sunyorange.edu.

Monday, April 21

Organizations

T.O.P.S. 11 a.m. Town of Newburgh Recreation Center, Route 300, Newburgh. 564-7815.

Walden Rotary. 12:15 p.m. Luncheon Meeting at Spruce Lodge, Route 17K, Coldenham, Info: Al Valk, 778-3698.

Hamptonburgh Leisure Senior Citizens Club. 1:30 p.m. Hamptonburgh Town Hall, Campbell Hall.

Walden Chess Club. 6 – 8 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, Municipal Square, Walden. Everyone is invited to participate in non-ranked, non-competitive games. 778-7621.

New Single Parents Support Group. 6:30 p.m. YMCA Middletown. The group will address the challenges of being a single parent. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-16 and light dinner will be served. $5 per family.

Cornwall Camera Club. 7 p.m. Munger Cottage, 183 Main St., Cornwall. Novice as well as seasoned photographers are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their work. 534-4440.

Women’s Prayer Meeting. 7 p.m. Mount Triumphant Church of God, 1377 Route 44/55, Clintondale. 883-6196

Events

Poet Richard Blanco. 7 p.m. Gilman Center for International Education at the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Free. 341-4891

Live Music

Guitar and Vocal Chamber Jazz Ensembles. 8 p.m. Julien J. Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door. Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door, 257-2700

Theatre

Film: Race to Execution, 7:30 p.m. Downing Film Center, 19 Front St., Newburgh. A provocative and haunting portrait of two Death Row inmates –Robert Tarver of Russell County, Alabama and Madison Hobley of Chicago, Illinois- exposing how race infects America’s death penalty system. Part of YWCA Social Justice Film Series. Donations welcome.

Tuesday, April 22

For Kids

Bouncing Babies Story Time. 9:30 – 10 a.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Lap time stories and finger plays. Birth to 18 months old. Free. 255-1255.

Terrific Twos and Threes Story Time. 10 – 10:45 a.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Books, action rhymes, music and crafts. 255-1255.

Community Play Space. 10 – 10:45 a.m.. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Space features books, toys and stuffed animals for children to play with and socialize with other kids. 255-1255.

Book Buddies for ages 4-5. 10:30 am. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Children enjoy stories and crafts independently. Parent remains in the library.895-3707

Tail Waggin’ Tutors. 6-7 p.m. Newburgh Free Library Town Branch, Newburgh Mall. Designed for school age children who can read aloud to volunteer reading therapy dogs. 566-0460.

Instruction

Master Class: Poetry for the People. 8-9:15 a.m. Gilman Center for International Education on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Poet Richard Blanco will also e how being the inaugural poet has been a life-changing role which has made his a public voice. Admission is free.341-4891.

YMCA Lunchtime Mat Pilates. 12-1 p.m. YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange, 377 Broadway, Newburgh. This traditional Pilates workout is for all levels. The class will sometimes use props such as the Pilates ring, small ball and stretch band to target the right muscle groups. $10 per class or free for Y members. 562-1088.

Meditation in the Temple 6:30pm – 7:15pm.  Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208. Walden 45 minutes of silent meditation with the Shanti Mandir community, in the sacred space of the Temple. The meditation is preceded by the chanting of Sri Ram Jai Ram: 5:30pm, with Arati at 6 pm.   Free.  778-1008.shantimandir.com

Workshop: Photographic Memory at Lightning Speed. 7 p.m. 3rd Floor, Col. Bradley Meeting Room of the Walden Municipal Building. 778-7621.

Organizations

Hudson Valley Leads Exchange. 7:15 a.m. Neptune Diner, Route 17K, Newburgh. We are a networking group who has served the Orange County area for the past 19 years . Come and join us for your free breakfast and a chance to check out how we can help you increase your business. 283-6307.

Orange County Toastmasters. 8 – 9 a.m. Orange County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 40 Matthews St., Goshen. Learn by doing workshop in which men and women hone their communication skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 374-6006.

Knitting Club for Cancer Patients. 10 a.m. Conference Room B, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, 19 Laurel Ave., Cornwall. Yarn and knitting needles will be provided. Various pattern levels and designs also will be available, and a group leader from The Cornwall Yarn Shop, LTD, will be on hand to support beginners. 458-4544.

Walden Senior Citizens. 11:30 a.m. Walden Fire House, Old Orange Avenue, Walden.

Golden Age Club. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Newburgh Recreation Center, 311 Route 32, Newburgh. Town or Newburgh residents welcome. 564-7819.

Seniors Talk Program. 1 p.m. Newburgh Jewish Community Center, 68 Stewart Ave., Newburgh. Refreshments served. 561-6602.

Life’s New Beginning’s Widow & Widower’s Club. 2 – 4 p.m. Newburgh Recreation Center, 311 Route 32, Newburgh. 564-7819.

Pine Bush Chess Club. 2 p.m. Pine Bush Area Library.

Knitting and Crocheting Club. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Town of Newburgh Recreation Center, Route 300 and 32. 562-6623.

Evening Meditation. 7 – 9 p.m. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, 184 Quannacut Road, Pine Bush. Sitting, walking meditation, yoga and Q and A. 744-8114.

Knitting Club. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library. Come share ideas; instruction available for beginners. Bring your own materials. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 563-3623.

NAACP, Middletown Chapter. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Ave., Middletown. www.middletownnaacp.org.

T.O.P.S. 7 p.m. Gardnertown United Methodist Church, 1191 Union Ave., Newburgh. 564-4134.

Song of the Valley Chorus, Sweet Adelines International. 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. 142 Stage Road, Monroe. A woman’s a cappella 4-part barbershop harmony. Women of all ages, join the chorus. For more information, call 928-6879.

Events

Immunization Clinic. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Orange County Health Dept., 33 Fulton Plaza, Middletown. Must bring immunization record. 291-2369.

Live Music

Mount Saint Mary College Choir. 7 p.m. Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary in the Dominican Center, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. American folksongs, spirituals, and standards.

Senior Chamber Jazz Ensembles. 8 p.m. Julien J. Studley Theatre SUNY New Paltz. Tickets: $8, $6, $3 at the door, newpaltz.edu/music. 257-2700.

Wednesday, April 23

For Kids

Mommy & Me for birth to 2 years. 10 am. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Stories, songs and socialization. 895-3707.

Storytime with Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Plattekill Public Library, Route 32, Modena. With Miss Barbara.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Milton. Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Get your little one started reading and learning with Miss Erin. With stories, songs, finger plays, games and crafts. Free. 795-2200.

Community Play Space. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Space features books, toys and stuffed animals for children to play with and socialize with other kids. 255-1255.

Toddler Story Time for ages 4-6. 11 am. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Child and parent enjoy stories, songs, crafts and fun. 895-3707.

Afternoon Stories for ages 4-6. 1 p.m. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. This program is designed for children who are attending 1/2 day kindergarten or nursery school.  Pre-K Art Class  follows at 2 pm. 895-3707.

Great Fours and Fives Story Hour. 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Play games, participate in action rhymes, explore books and create related crafts. 255-1255.

Meet the kindergarten teacher afternoon. 4 p.m. Stepping Stones Pre K, 9 Chestnut Lane, Milton. 795-2675

Kids Club. 7 p.m. Chapel Hill Bible Church, 49 Bingham Road, Marlboro. A Christian based fun-filled evening for children 5-12. Crafts, games and song. 236-7144.

Instruction

YMCA Letting Go Wednesday Yoga 6-7 p.m. YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange, 377 Broadway, Newburgh. Release tension through a series of stretches, mindful breathing and restorative poses. $10 per class or free for Y members. 562-1088

Gentle Yoga with Kelly 7:30pm to 8:30pm. (arrive a few min. early).  Designed for gentle exploration of different asanas (postures) linked by the breath. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208. Walden. Namaste’ Building. 778-1008. shantimandir.com

Organizations

Bereavement Support Group. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Rd., Room C, Middletown. This is a non-denominational support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Registration is not necessary and there is no charge for attending. 333-1014.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). 6:30 p.m. Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, 147 Lake St., Newburgh. The support group promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay and transgender persons, celebrates diversity and envisions a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities. 564-6265.

Pine Bush Photography Club. 7 -9 p.m. Town of Crawford Library Annex, Maple Avenue, Pine Bush. For more information, call Nick: 283-8058.

VFW Post 692. 8 p.m. American Legion Lodge, Wawayanda Avenue, Middletown.

Outdoor Activities

Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – . 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet at West Trapps Trailhead, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. Adults of all ages and levels of ability are welcome. Moderate five-mile hike. $10 non-members. 255-0919.

Events

Immunization Clinic. 3 – 5 p.m. Orange County Health Dept., 141 Broadway, Newburgh. Must bring immunization record. 291-2369.

Bingo. 5 p.m. doors and kitchen open, 6 p.m. selling starts, 7 p.m. calling starts and kitchen closes. Wallkill Firehouse, 18 Central Ave., Wallkill.

Live Music

Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. 7:30 p.m. St.  Andrews Church 110 Overlook Rd. Poughkeepsie. Male a cappella group that sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop Style” of close four-part harmony. newyorkerschorus.org

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