A Magazine about the Hudson Valley’s local economy, published by Hudson Valley Current.

County Events–April 2015

by Alecia Eberhardt
 
DUTCHESS EVENTS
 
Live Music at Hyde Park Brewing Company. Hyde Park Brewing Company. 4076 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. 845-229-8277. hydeparkbrewing.com. Open mic every Wednesday evening. Jason Danico. April 3. 9pm. Anthony Nisi. April 4. 8pm. Jukebox Junkies. April 10. 9pm. Bryan Gordon. April 11. 8pm. Annie & the Attaboys. April 17. 9pm. Lucky House Duo. April 18. 8pm. Chain Gang’s Billy Joel Tribute. April 24. 9pm. O’Solo Vito. April 25. 8pm.
4th Annual Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair. This completely free event features free wellness workshops, reiki, mini-massages, seed swap, business expo, and more! Raffle tickets will be available for exciting prizes. All proceeds to benefit the projects and programs of The Green Brain Initiative to promote a healthy Hudson Valley, alleviate poverty, and foster a sustainable environment and resilient community. Online registration is recommended for wellness workshops. Locust Grove Estate. 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. 845-616-6241. priyacomm.com. April 18. 10am–4pm.
 
2nd Annual “Shakesbeer” Festival. Highlights include a 90-minute performance of MacBeth by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company, a beer tasting, trivia, light fare prepared by CIA students, and a post-show “talk-back” with dessert and dessert beers. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for Hudson Valley Community Center members, and $15 for patrons under 21; while tickets may be purchased at the door, reservations are strongly suggested. Hudson Valley Community Center. 110 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0430. hvcommunitycenter.com. April 19. 3pm.
 
“At Your Service” Auction and Antique Appraisals. Appraisals performed by Frank Gaglio Antiques, Inc., owner of Barn Star Productions Antiques Shows, and Neil Vaughn, owner of Hudson Valley Auctioneers. Appraisals are $5 per item with a maximum of three items; no stamps or coins. A live auction featuring a variety of useful services and items to follow. All proceeds go toward maintaining the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, a historic and important community establishment. Rhinebeck Reformed Church. 6368 Mill Street. Rhinebeck. 845-876-3727. bklaproth@ymail.com. April 25. Appraisals, 3–6pm. Live auction, 5pm.
14th Annual Autism Walk and Expo of the Hudson Valley. Hosted by the Autism Society of the Hudson Valley, and all-volunteer organization, the Autism Walk is a one- to two-mile mile walk around the track to help benefit those living on the autism spectrum. The event will also feature food, live music, autism-related resources and awareness items, raffle prizes, and fun activities for all! All proceeds benefit those affected by autism in the Hudson Valley area. In addition to participants, the organization seeks volunteers, donors, and sponsors for the event. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. 845-331-2626. autismwalkhv.org. April 26. 9am–1pm.
ULSTER EVENTS
 
Writers’ Night at New World Home Cooking. Poet Georganna Millman will grace the stage. Dinner reservations are recommended. New World Home Cooking. 1411 Route 212, Saugerties. 845-246-0900. ricorlando.com/nwhc. April 10. Reading begins at 7pm; please arrive by 6:30pm or earlier for dinner.
 
“Jeepers Peepers” Spring Moonwalk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. This exciting event features a guided moonwalk, light snacks, beverages, and a bonfire. Entrance fee is $5; children 6 and younger are free. Please bring flashlights. Pets, bikes, and scooters not allowed on this walk. Meet at Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot. 101 New Paltz Road, Highland. 845-418-5184. hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net. April 10. 7:30pm. Rain date: April 11.
 
Native American Gathering. The Big Indian Native American Cultural Center gathering with feature drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling. Bring a dish for a potluck. Event is open to all. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. 845-254-5469. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. April 12. 12–4pm.
 
2015 Spring Forum: The Challenges Facing Existing Family Farms. This forum will offer conversations on potential collaborations among established family farmers, new (first generation) farmers, nonprofit initiatives fostering agriculture in the region, and the public. Advanced registration required; tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for farmers and students. Mohonk Mountain House. 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 845-256-2726. mohonk-consultations.org. April 12. 3–6pm.
 
Classical Saxophone Concert Featuring Ashu. Award-winning saxophonist Ashu will be performing an impressive collection of primarily classical pieces, many he arranged himself, by Ibert, Rachmaninoff, Creston, Piazzolla,  Morricone, and Demersseman. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students. Sponsored by Saugerties Pro Musica. Saugerties United Methodist Church. 59 Post Street, Saugerties. saugertiespromusica.org. April 19. 3pm.
 
Shape Note Singing School. Ben Bath, ethnomusicologist and graduate of Bard College, leads the class in a weeklong course in the basics of this uniquely American a cappella style. No musical background required to attend; cost is $20 for the week. Register online or by phone. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. 845-254-4884. pinehillcommunitycenter.org or sacredheartcatskills.com. April 20–24. 6–8:30pm.
 
Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide array of healing modalities, including acupuncture, massage, qigong, nutritional counseling, and homeopathic medicine, will be available to try at this free monthly event. Patients are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations and community service pledges will be accepted. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. April 21. 4–8pm.
 
Textile Recycling Collection Day. All types of used clothing and household textiles can be recycled, worn, torn, or stained textiles included (as long as they are clean and dry). New Paltz Village Hall. Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz. 845-255-8456. recycling@townofnewpaltz.org. April 25. 9:30am–1pm.
Leith of Life: Reggae Concert and Benefit. This event will feature a family-friendly early show, plus a late-night show with a variety of DJs and reggae artists. Tickets start at $25; proceeds to benefit local cancer patient and Woodstock Day School teacher Leith Rogovin and assist him in paying medical bills. Bearsville Theater. 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock. bearsvilletheater.com. April 11. Early show begins at 5pm. Late show begins at 8:30pm.