compiled by JD Eiseman
Arlington Farmers Market. The Arlington Farmers Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 4. This year many past vendors return, as well as a host of newcomers, selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool, baked goods, soaps, and jewelry. The market also participates in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, which enables veterans and families in need of public assistance to shop for fruits and vegetables. Vassar Alumni Lawn, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Every Thursday through October 29, weather permitting. 3-7pm.
Country Living Fair. The popular magazine Country Living hosts a weekend of great shopping, seminars and demonstrations, delicious food, and meet-and-greets with the editors. Many local exhibitors will be on hand selling their wares. Purchase early-bird one-day or three-day passes starting at $13. countryliving.com/fair. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. June 5-7. 10am-5pm.
Garden Picnic at Olana’s Flower Garden. Join Julie Cerny, education director and garden manager at the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, in Olana’s flower garden for a spring picnic. Julie will present an afternoon of delicious recipes perfect to take along on a picnic and will introduce participants to a variety of herbs and their medicinal values and purposes. $15/$10 for members. 518-828-1872. olana.org. Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson. June 6. 1-3pm.
11th Annual Taste of Millbrook. The Millbrook Educational Foundation will celebrate over a decade of funding projects at Millbrook Central School with the return of its premier fundraiser, featuring wines from Millbrook Vineyards paired with a lovely spread of food donated by local restaurants and caterers. A silent auction will offer trips, sports and entertainment tickets, spa services, and home improvement items. Tickets are $100/$85 in advance. mef2015.eventbrite.com. Millbrook Vineyards, 26 Wing Road, Millbrook. June 6.
Law Enforcement Day. A family-friendly event taking place in the Arlington district of Poughkeepsie, Law Enforcement Day will feature a variety of activities including a K9 demonstration, police vehicle display, and a fundraising walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will also be free snacks, bounce houses, face painting, a DJ, raffle, and more. Vassar Alumni Lawn, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. June 6. 11am-3pm.
Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Series. Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series held on the Mansion Lawn of the Locust Grove estate. Each guest chef uses vegetables from the estate gardens as their inspiration for three unique samplings. Locust Grove’s horticultural staff will be offering tours of the kitchen gardens. Michael Polasek of Bluestone Bistro is this month’s guest chef. $27 in advance/$29 day-of. 845-454-4500. lgny.org. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. June 11. 5:30-7:30pm.
Beacon City Wide Yard Sale. List your yard sale for $10 or talk to your neighbors and list 3 for $20. Sales will be listed by address and a list will be available to shoppers on the morning of the sale, as well as online in the weeks before. You’ll also receive a sign to mark your house on the day of the sale. Don’t have a yard? Set up at the recreation center. cityofbeacon.org/government/parksrecreation.htm. Around the city. Rec Center: 23 West Center Street, Beacon. June 13. 9am-3pm.
Fishkill Farms Yoga. Due to overwhelming success, yoga is back at the farm. Roll out your mat (or borrow one of theirs) and join in a weekly all-levels class. Relax your mind and strengthen your body as you peer over the rolling hills and breathe in fresh air. This class is taught by Yoga Alliance certified instructors. $16 per class, 5 for $70, or 10 for $140. fishkillfarms.com. 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. Every Saturday beginning June 13. 10am.
Strawberry Festival. A celebration of all things strawberry—fresh strawberry shortcakes made with local berries, strawberry smoothies, chocolate dipped strawberries, and more. There will be music, environmental displays, kids activities and games, and craft vendors. Free admission. Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. June 14. 12-5pm.
Beer, Bourbon & Bacon. The Hudson Valley Craft Brew Festival presents Beer, Bourbon & Bacon, featuring hundreds of different beers from breweries all around the world, distilleries from the Hudson Valley and beyond sampling their finest products, and everything bacon you can imagine, from bacon-infused beer to bacon tacos, tamales, cupcakes, desserts, and more. Advance General Admission is $45, at-door is $55. Ticket includes a tasting glass and complimentary beer and bourbon samples. beerbourbonbacon.com. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. June 20. 2-6pm.
Spring for Sound Music Festival. Spring in the village of Millerton means Spring for Sound, an annual homegrown music festival celebrating its fifth anniversary. Proceeds support the programming of the North East Community Center. Local food, beer, and wine available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. springforsound.com. Village of Millerton. June 20. 11am-12am.
Hyde Park in Bloom Garden Tour. The 7th biennial Hyde Park garden tour begins with a brunch at the NYS Taconic Regional Headquarters and proceeds with a self-guided tour of six private gardens in the Hyde Park region. This is a benefit for the Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day-of. 845-229-5955. firstname.lastname@example.org. June 20. Brunch from 9-11am, gardens open 10am-3pm.
Beacon Riverfest Music & Food Festival. Riverfest returns after a year hiatus with 12 bands across 3 stages and an expanded offering of great local food. Music line-up includes the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Tracy Bonham, Breakfast in Fur, What Moon Things, Shana Falana, and more. $15 early bird tickets on sale online. beaconriverfest.org. Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. June 28. 12pm-dusk.