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February 1, 6:30 pm: Book Launch with Michelle Horton at River Valley Arts Center, presented by Oblong Books, Grand Central Publishing, and the Nicole Addimando Community Defense Fund. Michelle Horton is the sister of Nicole Addimando, who shot her partner in 2017 after years of abuse. Horton’s new book, DEAR SISTER: A Memoir of Secrets, Survival, and Unbreakable Bonds, retraces the sisters’ childhood and explores how so many people, including herself, could have been blind to the abuse Addimando experienced, and chronicles Horton’s fight to bring Nikki home [tickets].
9 South Mesier Avenue, Wappingers Falls

February 2, 7:30 pm: Ammi Phillips: One of the Most Prolific American Folk Art Painters of His Time, an online presentation by Steve Lynch, former President of the Fishkill Historical Society, organized by the Clinton Historical Society. Ammi Phillips (1788–1865) was an itinerant painter who painted portraits for more than fifty years, producing over one thousand portraits in so many disparate styles that his works were once thought to have been painted by several different artists. Mr. Lynch will focus on five Ammi Phillips paintings that are on display in the Van Wyck Homestead Museum in Fishkill [register].

February 2-4: Hot Chocolate Weekend at the Trevor Zoo. Free hot chocolate in the Mill Gift Shop all weekend long—purchase a Trevor Zoo coffee mug, beverage traveler or stainless water bottle and get FREE entrance to the zoo [tickets].
280 Millbrook School Road, Millbrook

February 2-4: Winter Wellness Weekend: Focusing on Immunity at the Mohonk Mountain House. Curated by Director of Mindfulness, Nina Smiley, Ph.D., and Spa Director, Margaret Lora, this weekend welcomes you to explore and discover the true essence of self-care, helping you make decisions that support a practice of self-care in real life and in real time [book].
1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

February 3, 10 am-12 pm: Victorian Valentine Gift Making “Craft & Sip” at Wilderstein. Sip Harney & Sons tea as you craft a beautiful 11-inch wood panel heart for your sweetheart—a modern take on the Victorian Valentine’s Day gift making tradition [tickets].
330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck

February 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Learn to Make Pajaki at the Tivoli Free Library. Brighten the winter by making a mobile based on the new book, Making Mobiles: Create Beautiful Polish Pajaki with Natural Materials by Karolina Merska. Free and all supplies provided [register].
86 Broadway, Tivoli

February 3, 1 pm: Valentine’s Block(printing) Party with Meg Musgrove at Bes. Experiment with block-printing techniques while making your own amazing set of handprinted Valentines in this 2-hr workshop for all ages. Participants will be provided with blank notecards, envelopes and gift tags for printing with water-based inks. Make your own stamps or use pre-cut shapes to create amazingly personal tokens of your affection. Instructor Meg Musgrove is an artist and printmaker who received her MFA from Pratt Institute, was a Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop, and now has her own eponymous line of handprinted textiles [tickets].
50 Main Street, Millerton

February 3, 3 pm: Mastodons, Mohicans, and More: 12,000 BC –1790 AD, an illustrated talk at Van Buren Hall presented by the Columbia County Historical Society. Ghent Town Historian Gregg Berninger will bring to life Columbia County’s pre-1818 years, before Ghent was even Ghent. In this one-hour illustrated talk he will answer three big questions: What became of the mastodons and the Mohicans? How did European settlement evolve? How common was slavery in 18th century pre-Ghent? Berninger is well-known for his provocative public presentations and YouTube videos [tickets].
6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

February 3, 5-9 pm: Winter Bash Fundraiser for Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome at CJ’s Pizza. Some favorite local bands will provide entertainment: the Local Jam Band, Old Rock City, and The Remnants. There will be raffles and a few auction items too, benefitting the Aerodrome as they work to recover from a huge revenue loss due to poor weather this past season. Donations taken at the door for entry: minimum donation of $10 [info].
353 Old Post Road, Rhinebeck

February 3, 7 pm: Stephanie Blythe Sings Brahms at the Fisher Center (and online). Award-winning mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, artistic director of Bard Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, joins TŌN for an all-Brahms concert [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

February 3, 7:30 pm: Winter Whiskey Dinner with Tenmile Distillery at the Millbrook Inn. One of a series of special wine/spirit dinners at the Millbrook Inn, this dinner will feature a whiskey pairing by Tenmile Distillery’s Master Distiller Shane Fraser for each of 4 courses of hyper-local cuisine. This is a great night to talk whiskey with a master craftsman [tickets].
3 Gifford Road, Millbrook

February 4, 11 am: Drawing Demo and Book Signing with Kayla Miller at Oblong Rhinebeck. Kayla Miller, New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, Act, Clash, and Crunch returns with Break, a new story. Meet Kayla, see how they create their books, and learn how to make your own [register].
6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

February 4, 11 am-2 pm: Middle Eastern Stews with Serge Madikians at HGS Home Chef. Serge Madikians serves savory stews at his restaurant Serevan, and in this demonstration class he’ll share his secrets. Serge will create two stews: an Iranian style beef stew, showing the techniques of braising and layering of exotic flavors, and a Tourloa vegan/vegetarian stew. Students will also learn how to make Iranian Taftoonbread—the perfect complement to hearty and flavorful stews [tickets].
2635 Route 23, Hillsdale

February 4, 3 pm: Stephanie Blythe Sings Brahms at the Fisher Center (and online). Award-winning mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, artistic director of Bard Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, joins TŌN for an all-Brahms concert [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

February 5, 5:30-7 pm: New Year, New Financial You at Red Hook Public Library. Financial advisor Darlene Pedrosa hosts this new series (January 22-February 12) which will provide attendees with valuable insights into the fundamentals of retirement planning, address common misconceptions, and empower them with practical tools to embark on their retirement journey with confidence. The session on February 5 is focused on the basics of retirement planning [info]. 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook

February 6, 6:30-7:30 pm: Community Conversations: Hunting and Conservation, an online program organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy featuring local experts and community members giving brief presentations about the question: can conservation practices and hunting co-exist? There will be time for Q&A after the presentations [register].

February 7, 6 pm: Earth Matters: Stone By Stone: The Magnificent History in Greater New England’s Stone Walls, a webinar by author and scientist Robert Thorson, organized by the Dutchess Land Conservancy. There once may have been 250,000 miles of stone walls in America’s Northeast. These stone walls tell a fascinating story of continental collisions creating lofty mountain chains, glaciers burying the land, the return of soil, and cultivation of the land [register].

February 7, 6-7 pm: Traveling to the Heart of the Andes, a webinar with Dr. Mauricio Diazgranados organized by Olana State Historic Site, exploring the 1859 painting Heart of the Andes by Frederic E. Church, and sharing his own experiences hiking and exploring the Andes mountains. Across an enormous variety of ecosystems, from the driest deserts to some of the wettest forests, 10% of the world’s plant species are found in these mountains, and many more are still to be discovered [register].

February 8, 6 pm: Film Club: Barbie at the Millbrook Library. This month, the Film Club is celebrating the incredible films of Greta Gerwig! Barbie is the director’s most recent accomplishment. Barbie and Ken live in a plastic-perfect world in Barbie Land. After traveling to the real world, they realize their perception of things is far from the truth. Pink attire is encouraged, but not required. This movie is rated PG-13. Light snacks will be provided [register].
3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook

February 8, 6:30 pm: Hong Bao and the Lunar New Year with Amy Wu at Starr Library. Red envelopes, more commonly known as Hong Bao (in Mandarin) or Lai See (in Cantonese), are gifts presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings or holidays such as Chinese New Year. Make your hong bao and learn more about this tradition & its history from award-winning journalist Amy Wu. Traditional Chinese New Year snacks and sweets will be served [register].
68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck

February 9, 7:30 pm: Al Olender presents Alentine’s Day at the Old Dutch Church. Al Olender presents the 2nd annual Alentine’s Day show with a number of special guests [tickets].
272 Wall Street, Kingston

February 10, 10 am: Estate Auction at Copake Auction. This auction features estate-fresh 18th and 19th century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, and more. Preview the auction items in person on February 8 and 9 from 10 am to 4 pm [info].
266 East Main Street, Copake

February 10, 9 am-3 pm: Valentine’s Craft Fair at Bangallworks. Shop for Valentine’s Day gifts made by local artists and craftspeople during this craft fair at Bangallworks, Stanfordville’s coworking space that also hosts fun events—including their Pot Luck Showdown, coming up on March 2, where you can win prizes for best appetizer, side, entree, and dessert [info].
97 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

February 10, 10 am-1 pm: Habitat Cleanup with Audubon NY at Buttercup Farm Sanctuary. Organized with the Dutchess Land Conservancy, the objective of this event is to help Audubon NY complete important habitat restoration to support wildlife at the preserve. The Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary is a magical place and home to many native and migratory species of birds. The preserve managers work hard to keep the trails habitat-friendly for human and avian visitors alike. Come out to show your support and get some fun and important work done [register].
6862 Route 82, Stanfordville

February 10, 10:30 am: Learn to How to Make Cold Processed Soap, a workshop at Clover Brooke Farm. Learn the traditional cold process soap making method step by step, using natural ingredients right from your kitchen pantry. This class will get you started with your own soap making kit built to use in class and take home after [tickets].
175 Ruskey Lane, Hyde Park

February 10 and 11, 1 pm each day: Gilded Age Love Stories, part of the Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. One of five different talks about aspects of Gilded Age history—the programs feature scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and the site’s Staatsburgh Blend tea, a custom blend created for the site by renowned tea purveyors, Harney & Sons. From courtship to love & marriage (with a bit of heartbreak dashed in for good measure), Staatsburgh Curator Maria Reynolds will share stories about love and relationships in the Gilded Age [tickets].
75 Mills Mansion Road, Staatsburg

February 10, 2 pm: Reading and Booksigning for Ages 8-12 with Matthew Holm at Oblong Millerton. Meet Matthew Holm—illustrator of the bestselling SUNNY series. In Book #5, Sunny finds herself in the spotlight in a competition [register].
26 Main Street, Millerton

February 10, 6-8 pm: 2024 Winter Benefit for the Wassaic Project at Tenmile Distillery. As part of their 15th anniversary celebration, the Wassaic Project honors artist Mark Dion and presents his first glass edition, Blood Red Coral, an exclusive offering from the Wassaic Project. Referencing 16th and 17th-century cabinets of curiosities, each individually flameworked edition features unique, vintage hanging elements enclosed in a hand-blown glass cloche. 100% of sales of the edition go directly towards funding Wassaic Project programs. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar of Tenmile Distillery’s signature gin, vodka, whiskey, and cocktails [info].
78 Sinpatch Road, Wassaic

February 10, 6:30 pm: Talking Film: Hepburn and Givenchy—A Match Made in Fashion Heaven, a lecture at the Moviehouse. Arguably one of the most iconic muse/designer duos is that of Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. What started as a chance meeting blossomed into some of the most staple looks that have become synonymous with Hepburns films. Not all were roses as their partnership ruffled some feathers, most famously Edith Head’s. In this lecture by costume designer and fashion historian Jolene Marie Richardson, you’ll learn about the beginnings of this pairing, the waves they made in Hollywood and beyond, and the lasting impact they both have left on women across the globe [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

February 10, 7 pm: Jungle Love Dance Party at the Stissing Center. Jungle Love presents a musical journey through the decades, bringing the best of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s to life—classic soul, R&B, Motown, disco, and funk [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

February 11, 11 am: A special screening of Nashville (1976) at Upstate Films Starr Cinema with actor & composer Allan Nicholls [tickets].
6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

February 12, 5:30-7 pm: New Year, New Financial You at Red Hook Public Library. Financial advisor Darlene Pedrosa hosts this new series (January 22-February 12) which will provide attendees with valuable insights into the fundamentals of retirement planning, address common misconceptions, and empower them with practical tools to embark on their retirement journey with confidence. The session on February 12 is focused on the basics of social security [info]. 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook

February 13, 8:30-9:30 am: Morning Coffee webinar: The Science Behind Our Storms with Dr. Anton Seimon, organized by Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley. Dr. Anton Seimon is an atmospheric scientist, National Geographic Explorer, Research Scholar with Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, and tornado researcher and will share insights from decades of observing Hudson Valley storm phenomena and climate change impacts to help us plan for the future [register].

February 13, 4 pm: Read to Therapy Dog Jambo at the Stanford Free Library. Jambo is a gentle giant who loves to make new friends. People of all ages are welcome to come and visit with him. Sign up for a 15 minute slot with Jambo by contacting the library at [email protected] or 845-868-1341 [info].
6035 Route 82, Stanfordville

February 14, 5-7 pm: Clay Date with Erica Recto at Bes. This Valentine’s Day, bring a sweetie or a friend and make a sweet ceramic something—or a pair of somethings. Each pair of attendees will make a mug, candleholder, or vase—or if you want to work on a larger joint creation that’s also welcomed. Erica will advise on hand building techniques and the finished pieces will be fired and glazed for pickup in 3 weeks (or shipping if necessary). Workshop covers supplies and firing fees for two participants. Light snacks will be provided. There is a potter’s wheel in the workshop and Erica is more than happy to commemorate the evening with a pair of polaroids of you and your plus-one reenacting that scene from Ghost [tickets].
50 Main Street, Millerton

February 15, 6:30-8 pm: Fiction Workshop with Lilliana Kahan at Starr Library. Lilliana Kahan is a native to the Rhinebeck area. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Lilliana studied creative writing, English literature and music. Her work has appeared in the Magnolia Review. A spinoff of the popular memoir writing workshop at the library, this workshop will provide fiction writing exercises and opportunities for you to share your work [register].
68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck

February 15, 7 pm: Caught on Camera: Our Wildlife Neighbors, an online presentation by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Join wildlife biologist Mike Fargione for a virtual tour of animals on the Cary Institute’s 2,000-acre research campus in New York’s Hudson Valley. Drawing from a network of trail cameras, Fargione will share insights into wildlife living in our forests, fields, and wetlands, among them: beavers, bears, bobcats, and more. Through video clips and still images, we will see animal perseverance and ingenuity, and discover preferred animal crossings and unusual species interactions. Fargione will also discuss how wildlife cameras inform ecological research, tips on installing wildlife cameras on your property, and ways people can contribute to citizen science [register].

February 16, 5-6:30 pm: Soapmaking Workshop with Erica Recto at Bes. Learn how to make cold process soap (saponification using lye + oil/fats). Class fee covers instruction and materials. We’ll go over lye safety and the basics of soap making. Attendees will leave the workshop with 16oz of soap (equivalent to four 4oz bars) that will be cured and ready to use after a month’s time. Erica Recto (owner of Bes) will be leading the workshop. Little known fact: she used to have a small apothecary business that was carried in shops in the US and Japan. She also taught soap making classes in NYC and was voted one of the top instructors on coursehorse.com in 2016 [tickets].
50 Main Street, Millerton

March 9, 12:30-4 pm: Make a Mini Quilt with Jamie Lyn Kara at Bes. Learn the fundamentals of making a quilt and hone your hand sewing skills in this afternoon workshop. We’ll make patchwork compositions using a variety of materials and discuss the necessary tools, steps, and techniques for quilt making in a small group setting. All materials will be provided. Participants will go home with the tools and supplies needed to continue their quilt making. Beginner to expert hand sewers are welcome [tickets].
50 Main Street, Millerton

February 17, 8-10 am: Great Backyard Bird Count at Ooms Conservation Area, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. Participants will learn about local birds and help collect population data about the birds seen at Ooms [register].
480 Rock City Road, Chatham

February 17, 10:30 am-12 pm: Garden Talks with Farmers Sam and Jeremy at Stonewood Farm. Expect to enjoy about an hour presentation by Sam and Jeremy covering topics such as sourcing and starting seeds, building healthy and productive soil, when to plant, organic pest control methods, and much more. The presentation will be followed by a Q+A session, so feel free to bring any gardening or farming questions you have [register].
110 Bangall Road, Millbrook

February 17, 3:30 pm: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, a special screening at the Moviehouse presented in partnership with Sharon Audubon Center and the Connecticut Parrot Society. Parrots captivate us with their intelligence, social nature, and ability to bond with people. After the film, Sharon Audubon Center staff and other panelists will talk about this amazing group of birds, and especially about “the birds of the Long Island shore”—Connecticut’s own flocks of wild Monk Parakeets [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

February 17, 7 pm: Lady Blackbird performs at the Stissing Center. Lady Blackbird’s music fuses classic jazz, soul, and a distinctive personal style [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

February 17, 7:30 pm: The Eleanor Roosevelt Banned Book Awards, organized by Oblong Books and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at the Fisher Center. The new Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Bravery in Literature celebrates books that have advanced civil and human rights in the face of rising censorship and book banning. The awards for 2024 will be given to authors whose works focus on racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender equality. The ceremony at the Fisher Center will include champions of intellectual freedom and the fight against censorship [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

February 17: Making a Life in Photography: Rollie McKenna, a survey exhibition of the prolific Ameircan photographer, opens at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. After graduating from Vassar College in 1940, McKenna worked independently as a sought-after architectural and portrait photographer, making unique yet underrecognized contributions to American modernism and documentary photography [info].
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie

February 20, 5-6 pm: Playground Construction Orientation Meeting at Stanford Town Hall for the new playground at Stanford Recreation Park—the current playground (built 1991 by community members) will be removed mid-March to make room for a new one! The new playground will be built, again by Stanfordville community members, at the end of April—and volunteers are needed! Come to the meeting to learn more and get involved [info].
26 Town Hall Rd, Stanfordville

February 20, 6:30 pm: Memoir Writing Workshop at Starr Library. Bring a notebook and a pen and be prepared to dig in to writing exercises, share your work, and receive feedback. Space is limited [register].
68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck

February 21, 4:30 pm: History of Games (Part 1) at the Kinderhook Memorial Library, presented in collaboration with the Columbia County Historical Society. In this first part, video game designer Julia Keren-Detar will be here to answer all of your questions on planning, developing, and launching video games! If you have ever considered making video games for fun or profit, you definitely do not want to miss this. Julia is the creative director of Untame Games, producer of the award winning game Mushroom 11, which has been named on multiple lists as one of the best mobile games of 2017 [register].
18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook

February 21, 6:30 pm: Book Talk with Lucy Sante at Morton Memorial Library, organized by Oblong Books. Lucy Sante and Samantha Hunt will talk about Sante’s memoir (I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition) of a life spent pursuing a dream of artistic truth while evading the truth of her own gender identity, until, finally, she turned to face who she really was [register].
82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff

February 21, 6:30 pm: How Should a President Be? A Movie-Clip Driven Conversation with Alexis Coe and Alyssa Mastromonaco at Upstate Films Starr Cinema presented with Starr Library. NY Times bestselling authors Alexis Coe and Alyssa Mastromonaco (who also served as deputy chief of staff for Barack Obama) come together for a lively conversation about the presidency at the start of this election cycle. They will discuss fictional depictions of presidents in crisis mode, revealing how the electorate views national security and the highest office in the land. This discussion will draw on history and first-hand experience [tickets].
6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

February 22, 12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn: Navigating History, Memory, Public History, and Enslavement: through the Rhinebeck Post Office Murals at Clinton Community Library. How should we understand the murals that line the upper walls of the lobby of the Rhinebeck post office? In this chat, we will consider three ways of approaching the past—history, memory, and public history—in order to answer this question [register].
1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck

February 22, 6-7:30 pm: Monthly Cheese Tasting at Churchtown Dairy. cheesemaker Grace Pullin leads a conversation about the creamery, tasting notes, and pairing suggestions [tickets].
357 County Route 12, Hudson

February 22, 6:30 pm: NT Live: Vanya at the Moviehouse. Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

February 23-25: Murder Mystery Weekend at the Beekman Arms. Tickets ($975) include two nights luxury accommodations and four gourmet meals—during your stay, you’ll meet characters involved in a murder mystery, and clues will be revealed over your weekend stay. Guess the murderer and win a prize [tickets].
6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck

February 24, 9 am-12 pm: Winter Tracking Walk with Dan Yacobellis of Tamakoce Wilderness Programs in Taghkanic, organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. The land where the walk takes place is considered a “pinch point,” meaning that animals searching for undisturbed land often travel through this area. In the past, signs of bears, otters, and bobcats have been found here. The walk will take around three hours over varied terrain, with frequent stops to search for and look at animal tracks in the snow. The program will take place in Taghkanic, with the program address and directions sent to participants following registration [tickets].

February 24, 10 am-4 pm: Quilting Workshop with Susan Chiappini at Churchtown Dairy. During the workshop, Susan will demonstrate how to assemble a Jacob’s Ladder pattern, provide hands on instruction, and assist with techniques for cutting and piecing fabric. The event is open to beginners with basic sewing machine knowledge and folks with some quilting experience. At lunchtime, attendees will pause to enjoy a communal lunch from Talbott and Arding in the Farm House [tickets].
357 County Route 12, Hudson

February 24, 2 pm: The REAL Gilded Age: America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era, a special tour of Mills Mansion highlighting real-life characters and themes that parallel Downton Abbey and HBO’s The Gilded Age [tickets].
75 Mills Mansion Drive, Staatsburg

February 24, 3-5 pm: Open Studios at the Wassaic Project. Explore the studios of February residents: Annie Briard, ‍Celeste Diaz Falzone, ‍Daniel Fethke, ‍Davina Hsu, ‍Marielle Ingram, ‍Hannah Leighton, ‍Rafael Plaisant, and ‍Cory Siegler‍‍ [info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

February 24, 8 pm: Sunny War performs at WYLDE Hudson. “I feel like there are two sides of me,” says the Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso known as Sunny War, “One of them is very self-destructive, and the other is trying to work with that other half to keep things balanced.” Sunny has crafted a set of songs that draw on a range of ideas and styles, as though she’s marshaling all her forces to get her ideas across: ecstatic gospel, dusty country blues, thoughtful folk, rip-roaring rock and roll, even avant-garde studio experiments [tickets].
35 South 3rd Street, Hudson

February 25, 1 pm: Belle da Costa Greene: Black Female Excellence Surmounting the Limits of Early 20th-Century America, part of the Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. One of five different talks about aspects of Gilded Age history—the programs feature scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and the site’s Staatsburgh Blend tea, a custom blend created for the site by renowned tea purveyors, Harney & Sons. At just 26 years old, Belle da Costa Greene became librarian for one of the most powerful men in the world, J.P. Morgan … while hiding her true identity. Guiding the creation of Morgan’s renowned private collection of rare books and manuscripts, Greene spent the next 43 years negotiating purchases for the collection (now known as The Morgan Library) while competing against other collectors worldwide. Besides her extraordinary professional gifts and acumen, another key to Greene’s success: she hid her African American heritage from Morgan and everyone else. Staatsburgh Site Manager Pam Malcolm will explore some of Greene’s extraordinary accomplishments within the context of the period and the phenomenon of racial passing [tickets].
75 Mills Mansion Road, Staatsburg

February 27, 7 pm: Trivia Night at the Moviehouse, hosted by David Ruchman and Jeremy Boviard [info].
48 Main Street, Millerton

February 28, 6:30 pm: Upstander 101: Allyship in Action, an online program presented by the Millbrook Library. Join the Center for Anti-Violence Education for this workshop for adults who want to learn interpersonal tools to more safely intervene in violence against others. The curriculum will address specific issues and scenarios at the intersections of racism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia. Participants will practice active bystander intervention techniques that center the needs of the person(s) being targeted, with the ultimate goal of preventing, disrupting, and helping heal from hate, harassment, and violence [register].

February 29, 6 pm: Book Talk with Jo Salas at Oblong Rhinebeck. Jo Salas will discuss her novel Mrs. Lowe-Porter with Sari Botton. Based closely on historical source material, Jo Salas’s novel sympathetically reveals a brilliant woman’s struggle to be appreciated as a translator and find her voice in a male-dominated culture and celebrates Helen Lowe-Porter as she learns to risk stepping out from the long shadow of the dominating men of her life to become a person of letters in her own right [register].
6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

February 29, 6:30 pm: Daisy Florin + Laura Zigman in conversation at Merritt Bookstore. The authors will discuss their new books. Daisy Florin’s My Last Innocent Year is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal and a timely and wise portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice and move toward independence while recognizing the beauty and grit of where she came from. Laura Zigman’s Small World is a heartfelt novel about two offbeat and newly divorced sisters who move in together as adults—and finally reckon with their childhood.
57 Front Street, Millbrook

March 1, 6:30 pm: Talent Show at Morton Memorial Library. Please contact Sandy if you are interested in participating: [email protected]. [info].
82 Kelly Street, Rhinebeck

March 2, 1-3 pm: SPARC Park Send Off at the Stanford Recreation Park. Give our beloved playground a proper goodbye—it will be removed mid-March to make room for a new one! Enjoy hot cocoa and coffee from All That Java and sweet treats from Big Rock Market. The original time capsule will be revealed, and kids will make a memory jar. The new playground will be built by Stanfordville community members at the end of April—volunteers are needed! An orientation meeting will be held at Town Hall on February 20 at 5 pm [info].
86 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

March 2, 6 pm: Pot Luck Showdown at Bangallworks. A fun community potluck where you can win prizes for best appetizer, side, entree, and dessert. This event is free but space is limited—RSVP required [info].
97 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall

March 2, 6:30 pm: Meet the Filmmakers: Radical Wolfe at the Moviehouse. A special presentation to coincide with the late Tom Wolfe’s birthday, this screening of Radical Wolfe will be followed by a live, in-person Q&A with the film’s Editor, Brian Gersten. Radical Wolfe is a deeply personal and illuminating look at the man inside the famous white suit, featuring conversations and interviews with those who knew him best, including Michael Lewis, Gay Talese, Lynn Nesbit, Terry McDonell, Tom Junod, Christopher Buckley, Niall Ferguson, and Alexandra Wolfe [tickets].
48 Main Street, Millerton

March 6, 6 pm: Palimpsest of Land Use: Reading the Landscape as a Historical Source, a webinar by Will Tatum organized by the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Since documentation of land use began during the colonial period, the landscape of Dutchess County has undergone significant changes due to the impact of settlement and economics. From the wheat farms of the eighteenth century to the dairy and iron industries of the nineteenth century, these different ventures have left distinct marks on the landscape that can still be seen with a careful eye today. Join Dutchess County Historian William P. Tatum III, Ph.D., for a curated journey through three centuries of land use in Dutchess and discover the bewilderingly rich records preserved at the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office and elsewhere that allow us to reconstruct past vistas of the county [register].

March 8, 7 pm: The Slocan Ramblers perform at the Stissing Center. Canada’s bluegrass band to watch, the Slocans have become a “leading light of today’s acoustic music scene” [tickets].
2950 Church Street, Pine Plains

March 9, 10:30 am: Learn to How to Make Cold Processed Soap, a workshop at Clover Brooke Farm. Learn the traditional cold process soap making method step by step, using natural ingredients right from your kitchen pantry. This class will get you started with your own soap making kit built to use in class and take home after [tickets].
175 Ruskey Lane, Hyde Park

March 10, 1 pm: Spilling the Tea: A History of Tea Drinking in New York State, part of the Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. One of five different talks about aspects of Gilded Age history—the programs feature scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and the site’s Staatsburgh Blend tea, a custom blend created for the site by renowned tea purveyors, Harney & Sons. Learn about the history of tea in colonial New York, from its introduction in Dutch New Netherland to the Tea Act boycotts of the American Revolution and beyond. Sarah Wassberg-Johnson, Program & Event Manager at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers, NY, will lead us on a journey through the global and local history of tea and sugar, all the accoutrements necessary to consume it, and New York’s unique role in American tea culture [tickets].
75 Mills Mansion Road, Staatsburg

March 16, 10:30 am-12 pm: Garden Talks with Farmers Sam and Jeremy at Stonewood Farm. Expect to enjoy about an hour presentation by Sam and Jeremy covering topics such as sourcing and starting seeds, building healthy and productive soil, when to plant, organic pest control methods, and much more. The presentation will be followed by a Q+A session, so feel free to bring any gardening or farming questions you have [register].
110 Bangall Road, Millbrook

March 16, 11 am-3 pm: Winter Camp Day at Camp Rising Sun. Join the Louis August Jonas Foundation at their camp for a day of winter activities including hiking around the campgrounds, sledding, and learning how to make maple syrup. The Louis August Jonas Foundation’s mission is to develop in promising young people from around the world a lifelong commitment to compassionate and responsible leadership for the betterment of their communities and the world [info].
6 Rising Sun Lane, Rhinebeck

March 16, 3-5 pm: Open Studios at the Wassaic Project. Explore the studios of March residents: Leonardo E Bravo, Jisoo Chung, ‍Lise Ellingsen, ‍Bean Gilsdorf, ‍Thea Gregorius, ‍Mekko Harjo, Dove Hornbuckle, and Simiya Sudduth‍‍‍ ‍[info].
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic

March 21, 6-7:30 pm: Monthly Cheese Tasting at Churchtown Dairy. cheesemaker Grace Pullin leads a conversation about the creamery, tasting notes, and pairing suggestions [tickets].
357 County Route 12, Hudson

March 23, 12-4 pm: Punch Needle Workshop with Michelle Beaulieu-Morgan at Troutbeck, organized by Cottage Courses. You’ll create a textile using punch needle techniques and go home with materials to create a second piece as well [tickets].
515 Leedsville Road, Amenia

March 24, 1 pm: The Beautiful Architecture and Tragic Life of Arnout Cannon Jr., part of the Gilded Age Tea & Talk Series at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. One of five different talks about aspects of Gilded Age history—the programs feature scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and the site’s Staatsburgh Blend tea, a custom blend created for the site by renowned tea purveyors, Harney & Sons. Some of the most glorious buildings of Poughkeepsie and its surrounding communities were the work of one man, Arnout Cannon Jr. His vision gave us such masterpieces as the Masonic Temple on Cannon Street and Rhinecliff’s Wilderstein. Many of the homes he designed are still cherished today. However, even with all of the beauty he created, his life was full of tragedy and it would come to a quick end. Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Public Library, shares the work and life of Arnout Cannon Jr. [tickets].
75 Mills Mansion Road, Staatsburg

March 28, 12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn: The Birth of Rock & Roll at Clinton Community Library. Enjoy video presentations of such artists as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Diddley with author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin. Marty will discuss the impact these rock and roll pioneers made on society and pop culture. He will also challenge participants with trivia questions and interact with a Q&A after the event [register].
1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck

March 30: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Stanford Recreation Park. More details to be announced [info].
86 Creamery Road, Stanfordville

April 5-7: The International Hudson Valley Tattoo Convention at the MJN Convention Center. 200+ tattoo artists from around the world come to Poughkeepsie for this family friendly weekend of tattooing, contests, and entertainment [info].
14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie

April 6, 7 pm: Beethoven’s 6th & The Rite of Spring with The Orchestra Now at the Fisher Center (and online). TŌN rings in spring with three very different musical tributes to the vernal equinox [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

April 7, 2 pm: Beethoven’s 6th & The Rite of Spring with The Orchestra Now at the Fisher Center (and online). TŌN rings in spring with three very different musical tributes to the vernal equinox [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

April 12-14: Urinetown at the Fisher Center. Set in a Gotham-like city in the not-so-distant future, Urinetown is a scathing satire with a tragic love story at its heart. In it, we see how a community is torn apart by an oppressive for-profit system, how figures of liberation rise up, and the impossible choices they are left with [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

April 13, 10:30 am: Learn to How to Make Cold Processed Soap, a workshop at Clover Brooke Farm. Learn the traditional cold process soap making method step by step, using natural ingredients right from your kitchen pantry. This class will get you started with your own soap making kit built to use in class and take home after [tickets].
175 Ruskey Lane, Hyde Park

April 20-21, 10 am-5 pm each day: Members’ Only Daffodil Viewing at Innisfree. Get out and enjoy an early spring treat. Immerse yourself in the thousands upon thousands of heirloom daffodils, all planted for Marion Beck before her death in 1959. This special season preview weekend is open only to Innisfree members—a good incentive to join. Membership starts at $50 for the year and allows you free admission to the gardens (usually $10/visit) and advance notification of and discount on all events for a year from joining [info].
362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook

April 25, 12:30 pm: Lunch & Learn: The Native History of the Catskills at Clinton Community Library. For centuries, native people traveled through the Catskill Mountains on well-known paths and visited select locations for hunting elk, passenger pigeons and other game. By the 18th century, secluded valleys became a refuge for families retreating from Euro-American settlement. This presentation will explore the identity of these communities and tell their stories. Presenter Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley has spent the last 20 years conducting archival and ethnographic research to understand the history, culture, and land management practices of the native people of the Hudson and Delaware Valleys [register].
1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck

April 25-27: Faculty Dance Concert at the Fisher Center [tickets].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

May 3-4: Shoving Leopard Seedling Sale at the O Zone. Seedling sale pre-orders will open in March and close mid-April, but there will be plenty left over for day-of shopping. Shoving Leopard will offer certified naturally grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, and dahlia tubers, as well as Whistledown Farm’s certified organic berries [info]
148 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

May 3-5: Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds [info].
6636 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck

May 5: First day of the season for the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market [info].
61 East Market Street, Rhinebeck

May 9-11: Senior Projects in Dance at the Fisher Center. Choreographed by rising artists in the Bard dance program, this free concert represents the culmination of four years of choreographic inquiry and research. Their concepts have been realized with the support of a professional staff of designers [info].
Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson

May 11, 10:30 am: Learn to How to Make Cold Processed Soap, a workshop at Clover Brooke Farm. Learn the traditional cold process soap making method step by step, using natural ingredients right from your kitchen pantry. This class will get you started with your own soap making kit built to use in class and take home after [tickets].
175 Ruskey Lane, Hyde Park

May 25-26: Spring Antiques at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, presented by Barn Star [info].
6636 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck

May 28-June 2: Volunteer Week at Camp Rising Sun. Volunteers will help prepare the campus for the 2024 camp season [info].
6 Rising Sun Lane, Rhinebeck

June 8, 10:30 am: Learn to How to Make Cold Processed Soap, a workshop at Clover Brooke Farm. Learn the traditional cold process soap making method step by step, using natural ingredients right from your kitchen pantry. This class will get you started with your own soap making kit built to use in class and take home after [tickets].
175 Ruskey Lane, Hyde Park

June 8-9: Rhinebeck Crafts Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Shop handmade and uncommon items from 200+ makers [info].
6636 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck

June 15: Air Shows begin for the season at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Air shows are every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. The Saturday “History of Flight” program highlights the Pioneer era before WWI, a WWI Show teaser, and the Golden Age of Aviation in the ’20s and ’30s. The Sunday Show is the WWI dog fight spectacular with a hero, a heroine, the villainous Black Baron of Rhinebeck, scenery, pyrotechnics and a WWI tank. The supporting cast includes many antique automobiles. [info].
9 Norton Road, Red Hook