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Dutchess Events–June 2016

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Arlington Farmers Market. The Arlington Farmers Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 2. 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, 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. Over 200 vendors and  local exhibitors will be on hand selling antiques, furniture, crafts, artwork, vintage goods, home and garden decor, and more. Tickets and info at stellashows.com. Early-bird one-day or three-day passes start at $13. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck. June 3-5. 10am-5pm.
Mount Gulian Historic Dinner. The evening will include an early 20th century inspired dinner and the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt, author, explorer, naturalist and 26th President of the United States, as finely portrayed by an actor from the American Historical Theatre. President Roosevelt will talk about his life, career and many accomplishments, including his domestic political agenda known as the “Square Deal” and his foreign policy ensuring that the influence of the United States would grow to span the globe. Tickets to the dinner and performance are $150. For more information, please contact Mount Gulian at 845-831-8172 or info@mountgulian.org. Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling Street, Beacon. June 4, 5-9pm.
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 at millbrookeducationalfoundation.org. Millbrook Vineyards, 26 Wing Road, Millbrook. June 6.
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. Shelley Boris of Fresh Company is this month’s guest chef. $27 in advance/$29 day-of. Tickets and info at lgny.org. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. June 9. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring for Sound Music Festival. Spring in the village of Millerton means Spring for Sound, an annual homegrown music festival celebrating its sixth year. Proceeds support the programming of the North East Community Center, which provides various services to the residents of Millerton and its surroundings. Local food, beer, and wine available for purchase. Tickets and schedule at springforsound.com. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Village of Millerton. June 11. 9am-12am.
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. Register at cityofbeacon.org/government/parksrecreation.htm. June 11. 9am-3pm.
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. Presented by the Beacon Sloop Club. Free admission. Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. June 12. 12-5pm.
Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival. 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 18, 2-6pm.
Vanderbilt Garden Interpreter Tour. Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the non-profit Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death. Vanderbiltgarden.org for more information. Free. Vanderbilt Mansion, 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park. June 18, 1-4pm.
Back to the Future Under the Walkway. Free, family-friendly movies will be shown on the big screen
beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson at the Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie all summer long. Additionally, live musical entertainment, contests and fun for the whole family will precede each movie. All attending are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Free. Local vendors will be on hand to provide food and beverages. Parking and scheduling information can be found at walkway.org. Upper Landing Park, 83 N Water Street, Poughkeepsie. June 24, bands at 7 pm, feature film at sundown, approx. 8:30 p.m.
Marco Eneidi/Joe Morris/Luther Gray. Orthogonal Hustle Industries Unlimited (OHIU) is proud to present a rare US appearance by the expatriate American alto saxophonist and composer Marco Eneidi, playing in a trio featuring Joe Morris on bass and Luther Gray on drums. He studied with Jimmy Lyons and Sonny Simmons and has played and recorded with illustrious musicians including Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, William Parker, and Glenn Spearman. $10 admission. Beacon Yoga, 464 Main Street, Beacon. June 30, 8pm.
Free Garden Tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. On Sunday June 19, 2016 the Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer FREE tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site on Route 9 in Hyde Park between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM (weather permitting). Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens. The volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the not-for-profit Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death. e-mail info@vanderbiltgarden.org or visit our website at http://www.vanderbiltgarden.org or call 845-229-6432.