Calendar of Community Events

May 20th, 2015

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, May 21
• Friday, May 22
• Saturday, May 23
• Sunday, May 24
• Monday, May 25
• Tuesday, May 26
• Wednesday, May 27

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

Thursday, May 21

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

Instruction
Zumba Fitness. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Organizations
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.

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.

Outdoor Activities
O.C. Audubon Society Work Day. 1 p.m. 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, Goshen. 744-6047 lbarber7@juno.com

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.

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.

Live Music
Dan Stokes Accoustic. 7-10 p.m. Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Place, Newburgh. 562-4505.

Thunderhead Organ Trio. 8 – 10 p.m. The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newburgh. 561-7240.

Friday, May 22

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

Video games and snacks for teens ages 12 and up. 4:30 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena. 883-7286.

Instruction
African Drumming. 6-8 p.m. The Cornerstone Residence, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Classes are led by master drummer, Kazi Oliver, an expert in authentic African rhythms and culture. 561-4061 x266.

Organizations
Cornwall Senior Citizen Club, 1 p.m. Munger Cottage, Cornwall.

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

Live Music
Acoustic Music with Leo B. 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Golden Rail, North Plank Road, Newburgh. Come enjoy an evening of music including everything from the Beatles, Clapton, John Mayer, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, Van Morrison and many more.

City Boys Allstars. 7 p.m. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Henderson and Osinski. 8-11 p.m. Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Place, Newburgh. 562-4505.

Dylan Doyle Bank. 9 – 11 p.m. The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newburgh. 561-7240.

Theater
The Music Man. 7 p.m. Aquinas Hall Theatre, Mount Saint Mary College. Bishop Dunn student production.

Saturday, May 23

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.

Opening Weekend of Story Walk, featuring “Toad by the Road,” by Joanne Ryder. 12-4 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Story Walk is a delightful way for children ages 2-6 with an adult to enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time. Pages from this book will be on posts along the meadows trails at the Wildlife Education Center. 534-5506.

Instruction
Workshop Fashioning Tool Handles and Making Homemade Kitchenware. 2-4 p.m. Orange County Farmer’s Museum, Montgomery, Route 17K, Montgomery. 926-2727. ocfarmersmuseum.org.

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

Organizations
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.

Outdoor Activities
Mini Gertrude’s Nose. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Join Park Educator, Nick Martin, for this challenging seven-mile hike along two carriage roads and one footpath. This cliffedge, scenic spot offers spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, the south end of the Shawangunk Ridge and the Palmaghatt Ravine. We’ll return along the same route, which does include steep sections as well as cliff edges and crevice-crossings. This hike is best suited for participants who are prepared for some difficult terrain. Participants must bring enough food and water to sustain themselves for the day and wear appropriate footwear for this hike. Preregistration is required. 255-0752.

Events
Tag Sale. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Memorial United Methodist Church, 1928 Route 44/55, Modena. Rental Tables Available for $15. Donations of gently used items accepted. Snacks and Bake Sale to benefit Youth Group. Contact Dawn at 826-5563 for information, to rent tables or to arrange drop off of donations. 895-8701.

Barn sale. 9 a.m. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Plant Sale. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Orange County Arboretum, Route 416, Hamptonburgh. Large selection of annuals, perennials, succulents and hanging baskets. Hosted by Friends of the Orange County Arboretum.

Orange County Firefighters Museum. 1 – 4 p.m. 141 Clinton St., Montgomery. View the collection of antique fire equipment and memorabilia. 457-9654.

“To Save the Innocent, I Demand the Guilty”: A Tale of Two Revolutionary War Prisoners. 2 p.m. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh. The presentation by Matthew Colon highlights the bitter local fighting that occurred during the Revolutionary War, and how it spawned an international incident involving two prisoners of war. 562-1195.

Plattekill Memorial Day Parade. 1 p.m. Parade lineup is at the Town Hall, and the parade will proceed south along Route 32 to Felten Memorial Park, where there will be a memorial service at the flagpole.

Texas Hold’em. 4 p.m. registration, 5 p.m. game. Pine Bush Catholic War Veterans Hall, 161 Center St., Pine Bush.

Spoken Word Café. 7 p.m. 67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Those who love words and stories are welcome to share a favorite work at open mic. $5 includes refreshments. 473-1324.

Live Music
Sitar Concert. 7 -9 p.m. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden. Purbayan Chatterjee will present the divine sounds of the Sitar, accompanied by Anubrata Chatterjee on Tabla. 778-1008.

The Big Takeover. 7 p.m. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Barrelhouse Blue Band. 8 – 11 p.m. Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Place, Newburgh. 562-4505.

Theater
The Music Man. 7 p.m. Aquinas Hall Theatre, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. Bishop Dunn student production.

Sunday, May 24

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.

Opening Weekend of Story Walk, featuring “Toad by the Road,” by Joanne Ryde. 12-4 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Story Walk is a delightful way for children ages 2-6 with an adult to enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time. Pages from this book will be on posts along the meadows trails at the Wildlife Education Center. 534-5506.

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

Outdoor Activities
Indian Rock Hike at Sam’s Point. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Starting at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center, we’ll hike past the scenic vista at the Sam’s Point Overlook and then make our way around Lake Maratanza. At Indian Rock we’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. This 4.7-mile hike traverses woods roads and a rocky footpath featuring a bog bridge. Most of the terrain is fairly level with some short steep sections. Preregistration is required. 647-7989

Millbrook Mountain Hike. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this four and a half mile hike along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road and then, out and back on the Millbrook Mountain Footpath. The gorgeous views from the cliff on top of Millbrook Mountain include the Sky Top Fire Tower and the verdant Wallkill Valley below. Raptors are often seen soaring beneath the cliff. The footpath does feature a steep hill up and down, as well as a stream crossing and some potentially tricky footing. Participants should pack water and food and wear appropriate shoes. Pre-registration is required. 255-0752.

Events
Beacon Flea Market 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 6 Henry St. at S. Chestnut, Beacon, Antiques, vintage, collectibles, yard sale and hand made items. Free admission, 202 0094 beaconfleamarket@gmail.com.

Bloomingburg Memorial Day Parade. 1 p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will march in the parade and will conduct a Memorial Day service at the conclusion of the parade.

Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade. 1 p.m. The parade comes down Route 300, then makes a left onto Route 52 to Powder Mill Road. 564-4552.

From the Badge of Military Merit to the Purple Heart. 2 p.m. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historic District. This program by Karen Monti tells the story of the award that was the precursor to the Purple Heart and the men who earned it. Created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, it was also the first award that could be given to the common soldier. 562-1195.

Memorial Day Ceremony. 2 p. m. Town of Montgomery Government Center, 110 Bracken Road, Montgomery. 742-2557.

Live Music
Sunday Mornings in Service of Sacred Unity. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. Guided by Amy McTear, Joseph Jastrab, Dahila Bartz Cabe & other musical guests $10, 255-1559.

H. Peter Stern Concert Series: Bardian Ensemble. 2 p.m. Storm King Art Center, New Windsor. Enjoy a spring afternoon of chamber music with Bard College Conservatory of Music faculty. 534-3115, stormkingartcenter.org.

Sketchy Black Dog. 7 p.m. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Theater
The Music Man. 7 p.m. Aquinas Hall Theatre, Mount Saint Mary College. Bishop Dunn student production.

Monday, May 25

Outdoor Activities
Walk to Awosting Falls. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Unsure how to get to Awosting Falls from Lake Minnewaska? Join a park educator for this two-mile walk to reach this magnificent 60-foot waterfall, starting from the Nature Center. We’ll follow two carriage roads which will lead us down the steep hill to reach the bottom of the gorge where the waterfall is found. Pre-registration is required. 255-0752.

Events
Community Breakfast. 7 a.m. VFW Post 4947, Mamakating.

Highland Memorial Day Parade. 9 a.m. Hamlet of Highland.

Maybrook Memorial Day Parade. 9 a.m. Marchers begin at the corner of Christian Lane and Tower Avenue, proceeding south on Tower Avenue, right onto Volunteer Place and then north on Homestead Avenue into the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park where a service will be held.

City of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade. 10 a.m. The Parade proceeds down Broadway, then turns onto Liberty Street and continues into Washington’s Headquarters. Memorial Day Services will begin at Washington’s Headquarters at approximately 11:45 a.m.

Walden Memorial Day Parade. 10 a.m. Along West Main Street to Municipal Square.

Hamlet of Wallkill Memorial Day Parade. 11 a.m. The parade will step off from the John G. Borden Middle School. A Memorial Ceremony will follow on the Wallkill Library lawn. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will held in the Wallkill Senior High School Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

Village of Montgomery Memorial Day parade. 11 a.m. A short patriotic ceremony and free refreshments will conclude the day’s event at Veterans Memorial Park.

Wurtsboro Memorial Day Parade. 1 p.m. Down Sullivan Street, and will end at the Veterans Park in Wurtsboro. At the conclusion of the service there will be a BBQ at 92 Pine St., the American Legion Post.

Memorial Day Observance. 3 p.m. Orange County Veterans Memorial, at the intersection of Liberty Street and Leroy Place. Reading of the names of all deceased veterans since World War I. 527-0862.

Tuesday, May 26

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 a.m. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Children enjoy stories and crafts independently. Parent remains in the library. 895-3707.

Instruction
Zumba Fitness. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Meditation in the Temple 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 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: 5:30 p.m., with Arati at 6 p.m. Free. 778-1008. shantimandir.com.

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.

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.

GBS/CIDP Foundation International Hudson Valley Support Group Chapter. 4 – 6:30 p.m. Location: ELK’s Lodge, 356 Washington St., Newburgh. 914-805-3714.

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.

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.

Outdoor Activities
Early Morning Birders. 8 a.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. 255-0752.

Tuesday Trek: Gertrude’s Nose. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Join Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, for an adventurous seven-mile loop hike to Gertrude’s Nose, which offers one of the most expansive views in Minnewaska. This route will follow Millbrook Mountain Footpath to Gertrude’s Nose Footpath, a cliff-edge path abounding with views of the Taconic Mountains, Wallkill Valley and beyond. The challenging hike includes steep rock scrambles, numerous hills and tricky footing in places. We will return on Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road. Participants must bring water, snacks and lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required. 255-0752.

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
Open Mic. 6 p.m. Bank Square Coffeehouse, 129 Main St., Beacon. banksquarecoffeehouse.com.

Wednesday, May 27

For Kids
Toddler Story Time for ages 2-3. 10 and 11:15 a.m. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Child and parent enjoy stories, songs, crafts and fun. 895-3707.

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

Tiny Tots Storytime. 10:30 – 11:30 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 Barbara. 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.

Knitting Group – 3 -5 p.m., Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton, Adults and teens, Knitters work on their own items or join in on group projects. Free lessons on all techniques.

Chess Club 6 p.m. Wallkill Public Library. Kids ages 10 plus are invited to join teen volunteer Nick for Chess. Bring a board, if you have one. 895-3707.

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
Zumba Fitness. 7-8 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Gentle Yoga with Kelly 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (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.

Wings for Life Sexual Peer Support Group. 5 p.m. 280 Broadway, 4th Floor, Newburgh. 342-2400, ext 267.

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

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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