Community Calendar

March 16

The West Point Concert Band continues its Masterworks concert series with “Glass Bead Game” on March 16 at 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall Theatre in West Point. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move to March 17 at 2 p.m. As always, this concert is free and open to all. Please note, however, that starting in 2019 all West Point Band concerts at Eisenhower Hall will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please reserve your free tickets in advance by visiting westpointband.eventbrite.com.

Kiwanis Ads – It is that time of year again…  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.  On Saturday, March 23rd, from 8am-12pm the Kiwanis Club of Washingtonville will be hosting our Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Last year, because of our communities generosity, we awarded $4,000 in scholarships to very deserving Washingtonville High School seniors.   A full 100% of the proceeds goes to awarding community service based and good citizenship scholarships.  Now for the sales pitch:  The club prints 1,000 placemats for this event and a business card ad is only $25.  You also get a double bang for your advertising dollar because the extra placemats, of which there are plenty, are then used at Betty’s Country Kitchen.  There is limited space available and this fills up quickly….  so if you are interested please drop a business card and a $25 dollar check or cash off to Betty’s Country Kitchen.   Thank you for you continued support and generosity.  Best Wishes, Kevin Radday

March 21

Chabad of Orange County, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, invite the community to a grand Purim in Paris Party.  The event, geared for of all ages, will be held Thursday, March 21, 5:30 pm at the American Legion Hall, 532 Lakes Road in Monroe. The Paris themed party will offer a delicious buffet dinner – including soufflés, crepe station, French toast, croissants and more – as well as Hamantashen, the traditional Purim Pastry, masquerade, entertainment, raffles and prizes.  This event is geared for all, regardless of affiliation and background.

March 27

Washingtonville Community Dinner First Presbyterian Church of Washingtonville is hosting a FREE Community dinner to anyone who would like to join us for food and fellowship on March 27, 2019, 5 to 7 p.m.                                                   RSVP to firstpres@frontiernet.net – walk-ins welcome. RSVP for planning purposes only – First Presbyterian Church Washingtonville, 30 Goshen Avenue Washingtonville, NY 10992, 496-3814.

March 31

Join us to celebrate Irish culture and heritage at the Newburgh Free Library. Join us for an afternoon of traditional Irish music on March 31st at 3 p.m. at our annual Irish concert. This year come see one of the world’s top Irish fiddler Brian Conway accompanied by Irish-American guitarist, and singer John Walsh.

Brian Conway was mentored by legendary Sligo fiddler and composer Martin Wynne, and has gone on to release many acclaimed traditional Irish music albums and has performed across the country. John Walsh learned to play guitar growing up in County Kilkenny, and performs as a solo artist and with several different bands.

Conway and Walsh will play a selection of traditional Irish dance, ballads and tunes from the Emerald Isle that will have you misty-eyed one minute and smiling and tapping your toes the next. No registration is required for the Irish concert. Seating is limited to 150 people. Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.

April 7

Moffat Meet the Authors Luncheon The Friends of the Moffat Library will be hosting the Meet the Authors Luncheon on Sunday, April7, 2018, from noon to 4pm at the Round Hill House in Washingtonville. The authors will be bestselling novelists, Dave Itzkoff and Jenny Milchman.  Dave Itzkoff is an American journalist and writer who is currently the culture reporter for the New York Times. His most recent work is Robin, the acclaimed New York Times best-selling biography of Robin Williams. Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark and Silver Falchion award winning, USA Today bestselling author of four psychological thrillers. All of her books have been selected as Indie Next Picks, while the latest, Wicked River, was also a Barnes & Noble Featured Selection and an Amazon Best Mystery of May. Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now in Moffat Library.  Proceeds from the luncheon support programs at the Moffat Library.  Call for information at the Moffat Library, 845-496-5483.

May 9

New Windsor Recreation Department  On Thursday May 9th the Recreation Department will be heading to Yankee Stadium to see a game between the home team New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. The bus is leaving the new Windsor Town Hall Complex at 3:30pm for a 6:35pm game. The seats are located on Field Level Section 130. The price is $90 per person which includes the bus ride and ticket to the game.

 

June 2

21th Annual Cornwall-on-Hudson RiverFest – Sunday, June 2 — The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will host its 22nd annual RiverFest on Sunday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (Note the change from the first Saturday in June.)  As always, RiverFest 2019 will be held at Donahue Park along the Hudson River and will feature a full day of music and entertainment, children’s activities, and a large craft and food fair. The day’s events will also include live bands, kayaking, food stands, and non-profit groups and contributors. RiverFest is currently accepting vendor applications.