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HVP April 2018

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Page 34 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 35 Staff Picks Newburgh Mall Carnival. April 1. Features midway rides for all ages, from kiddie rides to thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food. Carnival hours are: Monday -Thursday 5-10pm; Friday 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 12pm- 11pm. Last day is April 8. Newburgh Mall. 1401 Rte. 300, Newburgh. 866-666-3247 Marc Black and a History of the 1950's and 60's through Popular Song. April 7. Enjoy a multi-dimensional evening of song, storytelling and laughter. New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, will be your guide on a musical tour through these two historically defining decades. A unique evening of music, discussion and a slideshow. 7-9pm. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 255-1559. Spring Festival and Egg Hunt. April 7. Join in the fun for a community egg hunt and other family-friendly activities. 12-2pm. Vassar College. 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 485-3628. Village of Wappinger Egg Hunt. April 14. A fun-filled day with the Easter Bunny! Hop over for an egg hunt, crafts, games, raffles and refreshments. Mesier Park and Homestead. Intersection of East Main St. & NYS Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls. We Can Be Heroes 5K Run Walk and Kid Fun Run. April 15. Safe Home of Orange County is celebrating everyday heroes at their annual 5K run walk and run run. You can dress up and race as your favorite hero. If costumes aren't your thing, please wear something bright. Register before April 1st to receive an official race t-shirt. 8:15am. Newburgh Free Academy Athletic Field. 201 Fullerton Ave., Newburgh. 562-5365 ext. 101. Flower Power. April 18. With traveling naturalist Sara Mayes. For children in grades 2-5. Soft colors and sweet scents, this is a beautiful botanical program for springtime! Children learn some amazing flower facts, one child becomes a giant blossom to illustrate the parts of a flower and children learn to color using fresh flower petals. Register online. 4:30pm. Tuxedo Park Library. 227 Rte. 17, Tuxedo Park. 351-2207. Celebrate National Poetry Month. April 19. Join Orange County Poet Laureate Robert Milby as he shares poems from poets connected to the Hudson Valley, such as Poe, Millay and Langston Hughes, as well as his own work. Open mic to follow. Bring one poem to share. 7-8:30pm. Newburgh Free Library Storyhour Room. 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 563-3601. Earth Day Celebration at Stony Kill Farm. April 21. Bring friends and family to come celebrate Earth Day. Make some earth friendly crafts, plant some seedlings, enjoy a pond study, learn about bees, tour the farm, pick up manure for your garden, and visit with the animals - including the new baby lambs! Free admission! 11am-1pm. Stony Kill Farm. 79 Farmstead Ln., Wappingers Falls. 914-582-4534. Saugerties Spring Barn Bash. April 21. An evening of live local bands, food, wine and beer. Bring your spare change for the 50/50 raffle! Hosted in the beautiful Kiersted Dutch Barn. Kid-friendly. Rain or shine. Community accessibility is important to us. Tickets available online. $10 Adults, Suggested $3 for kids. Just remember your picnic blankets, lawn chairs and sweaters. 6:30-9:30pm. Dutch Barn at Kiersted House. 119 Main St., Saugerties. Hudson Valley KidVenture. April 28. An inclusive two day weekend event for all abilities, Hudson Valley KidVenture will allow children of all ages to explore, discover and, most of all, have fun. Featuring entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities, Touch A Truck and much, much more! This event is not to be missed. 11am- 4pm. Mid-Hudson Civic Center. 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. 454-5800. For more daily fun activities, log onto Creative Photographers of the Hudson Valley. Photographers of all ages, skill levels and experience are welcome at the monthly meetings. Learn new techniques and share your knowledge. 6:15-8:15pm. Newburgh Free Library Storyhour Room. 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 563-3601. Spring Films. Join us at the library for a special showing of the science fiction film, Them! 1:30-3:30pm. Goshen Public Library & Historical Society Library Meeting Room. 203 Main St., Goshen. 294-6606. Stitchery Club. Do you like to knit, crochet, quilt or work another needlecraft? Bring your supplies and join us for some pleasant conversation and stitching. All levels welcome. 4-5:30pm. Goshen Public Library & Historical Society Local History Room. 203 Main St., Goshen. 294-6606. 5: Thursday Screening of the Documentary: Fattitude. Come to the movies to see a screening of the documentary, Fattitude. Fattitude's goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice. 6:30pm. AMC Loews Galleria Metroplex 16. 1 Galleria Dr., Middletown. Time-saving Tips for Delicious Healthy Food. Do you often feel overwhelmed by the thought, "What's for dinner?" Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and Certified Nutrition Counselor for this interactive workshop. She will show you her time saving tips (that save money too!) that will change your life. 6:30-8pm. Newburgh Free Library Storyhour Room. 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 563-3601. 6: Friday Nerf Wars at the Library. For kids in 6th grade and up. Bring a friend and let's battle. What's more fun than a Nerf battle? A Nerf battle in the library after hours and pizza! We'll play Capture the Flag and some other fast paced games. Registration is required for this free event. 5:30-7:30pm. Olive Free Library. 4033 Rte. 28A, West Shokan. 657-2482. Teen Night: Jackbox Video Games! Come play fun Jackbox video games on the smart TV! You need a smartphone to be able to play. Pizza will be served (while supplies last) thanks to Broadway Pizza in Tivoli. 4-5pm. Tivoli Free Library. 86 Broadway, Tivoli.757-3771. Video Game Club. A fun hour of Wii games with friends! Registration required. 4-5pm. Goshen Public Library & Historical Society Library Meeting Room. 203 Main St., Goshen. 294-6606. 7: Saturday Chess Club. Chess Club meets the second Saturday of every month. Players of all levels are welcome. A limited number of boards will be (Continued on Page 36)

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