Walkway Lecture Series with Thomas Ilich, P.E.-Courage to Dream

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Saturday, June 16th in Poughkeepsie

Fun and informative evening with Mr. Tom Ilich. He will be presenting a lecture on the history of building the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson. The lecture will cover the courage needed to overcome the challenges of creating the Bridge in the 1800’s, the design process underwent to get to the final design and the criticism and upgrades surrounding the entirety of it. As part of the lecture, he will also be presenting his documentary “Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge – Past, Present & Future”.

The film includes interviews with key players in transforming the abandoned railroad bridge into the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park that has become a world class tourist destination. Mr. Ilich’s lecture will provide an overview of the technical challenges of any major river crossing, design types and structural principles. He will also speak to the political challenges involved in building the bridge in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We will also be celebrating Path Through History Weekend—a showcase of New York State’s rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich heritage. New York’s new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state’s amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you – from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today.

Complimentary for Walkway members. For non-members – donation suggested, or take this opportunity to become a member.

Seating is limited, please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/2Jrsrpt

Location: Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse (handicap accessible on the lower level – N. Water Street entrance)

Sunset Sensations Wine and Food

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Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 PM

Come to Locust Grove and enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations! Hors d’oeuvres are inspired by heirloom vegetables from the Estate kitchen gardens. Visitors are also treated to cooking demonstrations by our featured chef – Ed Kowalski from Lola’s Cafe – and expert wine pairing presentations.

Between courses, Leslie Farhangi of Three Meadow’s Spirits will share the story of Peony Vodka and guests will enjoy a tasting of Peony’s special Spring cocktail “Drink Your Flowers” – which contains Violet Elixir in homage to the Hudson Valley’s celebrated floral history!

Tickets $27/person in advance, and $29 day-of (if available).

845-454-4500 for tickets

A Concert of Works for Flute and Guitar

29339597_10216151040514480_9105771331164569600_nConcerts Con Brio presents:

Carl Gutowski, flute, and David Temple Classical Guitar in a program featuring works from western classical music by John Dowland and Mauro Giuliani, traditional pieces of Romanian, American, Chinese and Irish heritage and tangos by the Argentinian composers Astor Piazzolla and Fernando Carlos Tavolaro.

Christ Episcopal Church – Poughkeepsie, NY
20 Carroll Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
$10 tickets at the door; students free.

Get more details at http://www.christchurchpok.org/music-events/

WRRV Boo Ball & Costume Contest

1898673_10152462404451235_7159299339850429537_oLocal alt-rock station WRRV presents its yearly Boo Ball and Costume Contest. Show up in your best Halloween garb and dance the night away to live music  and deejays. Those with the funniest, sexiest, and scariest costumes vie for a chance at $1,000 in prizes.
When: Friday, October 27th
Where: The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie
Cost: $15 – $20
Details: www.wrrv.com

17th Annual Jazz in the Valley

jazz_in_the_vally_71717-1500431255-4167JAZZ IN THE VALLEY takes over Poughkeepsie with two stages of non-stop music at Waryas Park on Sunday, August 20, from noon to 6:00 pm (gates open at 11:00 am). Celebrate 17 years of world-class jazz presented on the beautiful banks of the Hudson River with TRANSART & Cultural Services and world-class artists including Swing Unlimited with Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Jimmy Cobb & David Williams; Christopher Dean Sullivan Ensemble featuring Mala Waldron; Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators; Neil Clarke’s Mongo Santamaria Centennial Project; and the Jeff Siegel Sextet.

TICKET INFORMATION

Discounted early bird tickets are $40 through August 1. Afterward, general admission is $50, and $60 at the gate. Students with valid ID gain entrance for $20. Tickets can be purchased online through the festival’s website (jazzinthevalleyny.org), or in person at Blue-Byrds Haberdashery & Music (320 Wall Street, Kingston, 845-339-3174). For group ticket sales, directions and more information about Jazz in the Valley, contact TRANSART at info@transartinc.org, (845) 384-6350 or log on to www.jazzinthevalleyny.org. For a combination ticket and round trip bus travel from New York City call (917) 345-1357 or (646) 643-3035.

Holiday Open House

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Locust Grove’s historic mansion in Poughkeepsie glitters for the holidays with festive decorations and special exhibit from the museum collection; antique toys and games! In 1901 William and Martha Young moved into a newly-renovated house with their two children, Annette (then 16) and Innis (then 14).

The Youngs brought trunks of toys with them, and carefully packed them away as their kids grew up. The toys are unpacked and more than a dozen are out for you to see. On December Sundays, take a self-guided tour of Locust Grove’s 25-room mansion.

Expert guides are stationed throughout the house to answer your questions, and there is a fact-filled hunt for kids! $11/adults, $6/kids. 12pm – 4pm.