Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
Sands Casino Trip
VFW Post 1161 and CWV Post 386 will co-host a bus trip to The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA on Tuesday, June 26. Departure is 8:30 a.m. from the Newburgh Wal-Mart parking lot. The bus will depart for home around 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Each person will receive a $35 package consisting of $30 in free slot play and a $5 food coupon, plus a chance to win this trip free. To sign up, please call John Raszcewski at 845-562-3705. Make checks payable to VFW 1161.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County 4-H Nature Explorers Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County will be offering a 4-H Nature Explorers program to 4-H youth ages 8-18. There are five classes that will focus on the science of plants and animals and their environment. Class will be held on May 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. All classes will be held at the Education Center & 4-H Park, 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville. The cost is $5 to participate, which helps purchase materials and supplies. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Kathy or Deanna at 845-344-1234.
Orange Hall Gallery Show
Paralleling his life to Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” Dennis Fanton has finally been able to take the road of choice, that of art, and the joy this track affords him is evident in his paintings. A solo show of his pastels and oils opened May 4 and continues through June 13 in Orange Hall Gallery Loft, its title: ….My World, My Vision. The thirty works in the show reflect the influence of impressionism, yet they are very much his own as expressed through his use of color.
21th Annual Cornwall-on-Hudson RiverFest
The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson will host its 21st annual RiverFest on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. As always, RiverFest 2018 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 include live bands, river activities, food stands, and non-profit groups and contributors. Vendor spaces are still available. Applications can be downloaded from http://www.river-fest.com and will be accepted until all spaces are filled.
Stewart State Forest 19th Annual Bike Tour Sunday
Stewart Park And Reserve Coalition (SPARC) has teamed up with the Wheel and Heel Bike Shop, Stewards of Stewart (SOS), and Boy Scout Troop 125 in presenting the 19th Annual Bike Tour. Grab your mountain bikes or hybrids and gear up to ride the rolling ridges, old country roads and forest trails in the 7,000 acre Stewart State Forest! http://www.stewartstateforestbiketour.org
Lap4Life Celebrates 10 Years!
The 10th annual Lap4Life Run / Walk Community Event will be held Saturday, June 16 at Chadwick Lake Park in the Town of Newburgh. Lap4Life Foundation’s premier fundraising event is a four-mile lap around Newburgh’s scenic Chadwick Lake Park. The run will begin at 9:15 a.m., the four-mile walk will immediately follow the run, and the Kids “Fun Run” will begin after the awards ceremony.
Washingtonville Knights of Columbus Carnival
The Washingtonville Knights of Columbus are hosting a carnival from May 24-28 at Vern Allen Park in Washingtonville. Come enjoy some family fun on the Midway!
Hudson Valley Classic Duo to Perform at the Newburgh Free Library
On Sunday, June 10 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., “Old Friends (Art and Scott): an Acoustic Duo” will play at the Newburgh Free Library Auditorium. Enjoy throwback classics from the 1950s, ‘60s and ’70s, brought back to life by Hudson Valley favorites Art Dawe and Scott Rosenblum on acoustic guitar. This soft rock/pop duo’s repertoire includes rock n’ roll standards from America, Simon & Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, the Moody Blues, and more! For more information on the band check out their website at http://www.oldfriendsartandscott.com.No registration is required for “Old Friends (Art and Scott): an Acoustic Duo.” Seating is limited to 125 people. Light refreshments provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library.
Senior Matinee Movie
The Senior Matinee movie is held every Tuesday at the Marasco Center in New Windsor at 11:30am. The movie for Tuesday May 29 is 12 Strong. Weeks after 9/11, U.S. Special Forces go to Afghanistan ordered to take the city of Mazar Sharif. To survive, the U.S. must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers.
Junior Summer Twilight Golf
This four-day golf program in New Windsor is for ages 5-16 years of age and is an ideal way to introduce children to the sport of golf. The program will teach the basic technique of the swing such as grip, posture, stance, and ball striking, putting and chipping using fun training methods. Rubber training balls are used for class and clubs are not required. Space is extremely limited to five students per session. This session will run from June 18th to the 21st. For more information please call Linda at 914-879-0008.
AARP Driver Safety
Get a discount on your insurance premium by taking this safe drivers course from AARP. You must come into the Recreation Department with a check made out to AARP to sign up. We have classes set up starting in July. Call New Windsor Recreation for more details at 845-565-7750.
Spring Afterschool Golf
This five-week golf program is for ages 5-16 years of age and is an ideal way to introduce children to the sport of golf. Program will teach the basic technique of the swing such as grip, posture, stance, and ball striking, putting and chipping using fun training methods. Rubber training balls are used for class and clubs are not required. Space is extremely limited to five students per session. For more information please call Linda at 914-879-0008.
For more information on the programs visit our website at http://www.nwrecisfun.com or call 565-7750.
New Windsor Summer Basketball and Tennis
New Windsor will hold a women’s over-25 open basketball program beginning in October, a co-ed youth basketball league in July and August, and a tennis clinic in August. More details will be provided closer to these dates.
The Final Joan Butler Dance Recital
The Joan Butler Institute of Dance will hold its last recital, “Final Bow,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Washingtonville High School. Student performances will feature dances including ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz and gymnastics. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the studio at the First Presbyterian Church, 142 Stage Road in Monroe, and at the door at Washingtonville High school starting an hour before the recital. Proceeds will benefit the Washingtonville High School Junior Class. For information call 845-782-5769.
Newburgh Open Movement
On Saturday, June 9, a contact improvisation workshop with Ophra Wolf from 2-3 p.m. and an open jam featuring live music with Michael Chambers, Jay Why, and Andy Rineheart at 3-5 p.m. will be held in Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz in Newburgh. Cost is $15, plus $5-10 donation if you want to stay for the jam. This workshop is for adults and teenagers with adult supervision.
Junior Summer Twilight Golf and Spring Afterschool Golf are almost identical. I’m not sure if it’s a misprint or two separate events. – Jesse