SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE

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WHEN:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00am to 11:30am – Registration

12:00 NOON – Polar Plunge

WHERE:

Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, NY

The Special Olympics New York Polar Plunge is a unique pledge event that has become the premier annual fundraiser of Special Olympics New York across New York state. Participants raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking family, friends, co-workers, etc. to support their efforts in “Freezin’ for a Reason” as they take the plunge into chilly waters.

“The more funds we raise, the more we can expand our programs, giving our athletes more opportunities to train and compete,” said Stacey Hengsterman, president & CEO of Special Olympics New York. “This event also helps to create awareness about our organization and what we do. I am amazed by how hard our athletes work. They face challenges, yet put so much time and effort into reaching their goals.”

Last year over 800 Plungers braved the frigid waters while spectators watched with excitement. These brave souls are your neighbors, friends, and of course, Special Olympics New York athletes.

Individuals and teams interested in registering can do so by visiting: www.polarplungeny.org. Donations are welcome and all funds raised help support the cost for athletes to participate in training and competitions.

Volunteers are also needed.  All volunteers and participants will receive at least 10 hours of community service. You may contact Kaitlin Brennan at 212-661-5217 for more details.

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About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are 66,835 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America. For more information please visit specialolympicsny.org.  #SpecialOlympicsNY   @SOpolarplungeNY

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Strut Your Pup

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“Strut Your Pup” on Sunday, September 23rd at Francher Davidge Park in Middletown from 8 am – 11 am. There will be a prize for the Best Costume! All proceeds benefit MHS. Adults are $25 and children under 12 are free. Click here to print the registration form and required waiver: http://www.middletownhumanesociety.com/strut-pup-walk-september-23-2018/

Old New Paltz Stone House Day

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Historic Huguenot Street is hosting a special revival of Stone House Day, a formerly annual tradition, in partnership with the Town of New Paltz. On Saturday, September 8, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the National Historic Landmark District will host Old New Paltz Stone House Day to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenots in 1678.

This Old New Paltz Stone House Day will have a stronger focus on the diversity of Hudson Valley history by highlighting the many cultures that impacted New Paltz and Ulster County including African, Dutch, English, Esopus Munsee, and French. The Reformed Church of New Paltz will once again be a partner in this event. Continue reading

Run 4 Downtown Middletown with First Round Band

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Downtown Middletown will be running wild on Saturday August 18th with this year’s 2018 Run 4 Middletown 4K!

4 Mile Run
4 Mile Walk

Concluding Event of the Middletown Triple Challenge

Shoprite Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

YMCA Funzone for Kids
Taste of the Towns
Live Music with First Round Band before and After the Race!

Free Beer, Wine, & Food

Register to Run at the link below or just come on down and hang out for a great early Saturday fun run time!

Middletown’s Summer Concert Series

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The City of Middletown & The Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District is proud to announce the 2018 Summer Concert Series! These Free Concerts at Run 4 Downtown Park resume May 24th and go until August 17th with a special Friday Night Concert to conclude the series. This event will take place weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM at 19 North Street. This Event is Weather Permitting. For more information feel free to give the BID Office a call at (845) 343-8075.

7th Annual Pets Alive Kitten Shower

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What time is it? Kitten Shower time!

via press release – Please join Pets Alive at our 7th Kitten Shower. Thanks to the success of this event for the past 6 years, we’ve been able to help over 200 kittens every year go on to live happy and healthy lives in their furrever homes. We couldn’t have done it without you and look forward to celebrating with you all of the past success and preparing for the new arrivals this summer!

Come join us for a day of:
Raffles, raffles, and more raffles
More yummies than we can name
Learning about the different programs Pets Alive supports
Seeing friends old and new as we welcome Spring

We would love for everyone to bring an item from our wishlist. And if you can’t attend but still want to send a gift, please use our Amazon smile wishlist. http://amzn.to/2n5k7wT
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Walkin’ the Dog

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Saturday, May 5th at 8:30 AM in New Paltz. Sponsored by the Friends of the Elting Library

Come and join us for our annual Walkin’ the Dog event. We’re proud to be hosting this event to support not only the library but Paws of Ulster County Dog Park as well! This is an easy 1.3-mile walk for both dogs and their humans. There is an entry fee of $15 but if you can raise $35 or more in sponsorships for your pup the entry fee is waived! Meet us in the Gilded Otter parking lot, rain or shine!

Download the registration form from our website: www.eltinglibrary.org

 

 

Light It Up Blue 2018

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Saturday, April 21st at 4 PM in Middletown

HUDSON VALLEY LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2018 CELEBRATION! 

This year, all proceeds will benefit AMOC, the Autism Move-A- Thon of Orange County.

Formed in 2004, AMOC strives to support families who cope with Autism and related disorders. These families face their struggle often in isolation and at great personal hardship. AMOC aims to raise public awareness of Autism through seminars and media campaigns in Orange County. AMOC works to provide information and networks to help empower families and the community, so that we can better address the unique and troubling challenges of this health problem. AMOC also aims to raise understanding and tolerance in Orange County. We advocate for those people, often voiceless, who might act or look different, who should be respected, and loved for whom they (or we) are.

Raffles, Door Prizes & 50/50:
Over 100 Prizes were given away last year!

There is NO charge to attend.
Donations will be accepted at the Door and throughout the night.

Donations also accepted online:
www.hvlightitupblue.com

Pasta Station will be donated by The Fountains of Wallkill.
Dessert Bar will be donated by You’re the Boss!
Grill Menu Available after 6:30PM
Cash Bar

Live Entertainment:
DJ Chewy & MC Ray Ayal

Trivia Night at Clemson’s

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Thursday, April 5th at 7 pm

Quizzes cover everything from books, movies, TV, media awards, social media, sports, history, geography, science, celebrities in trouble to wordplay and bad television.

Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of sound bites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself. Two winning teams get a gift certificate to Clemson Bros Brewery. Plus, we have Five Bonus Questions to win a glass of freshly brewed Clemson Bros Craft Beer.