Events Calendar

April 1 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cost: $10 per person

Come dance the night away at "Swing into Spring" with The Big Band Sound, a 20-piece jazz orchestra. This benefit concert and dance will support the work or your favorite nonprofit farm, Poughkeepsie Farm Project!

Come at 6:00 pm for a swing dance lesson for beginners, led by instructors from
Uptown Swing Kingston.

April 1 / 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 1st at 7 pm, join TMI Project and Radio Kingston for the launch of the TMI Project Podcast! Together, we’ll listen to the premiere episode featuring storyteller Verna Gillis and celebrate this exciting milestone! This event will take place at The Good Work Institute, 65 St. James Street, Kingston, NY 12401.

Space is limited. To RSVP, visit:

April 1 / 7:00 pm to May 3 / 7:00 pm

The DENIZEN Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIER of “IF I NEEDED SOMEONE” beginning April 1st and running through May 3rd, 2020. Written by Tony award nominated playwright, Neil Labute, “IF I NEEDED SOMEONE” is sure to wow audiences with its bold themes and controversial subject matter. Two young people meet at a party and decide to go back to the woman’s apartment to keep the night going. Both afraid to call it ‘a date,’ they drink beer and sit on the bed as they tip-toe around what they believe to be the new rules of engagement in the #METOO era.

April 4 / 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

From the Tarrytown to Beacon, we’ve scoured the Hudson Valley for the craftiest & most delicious Bloody Marys. Tickets include Hudson Valley's best Bloody Marys made by local bars & restaurants, NYC bagel bar, food & drink tastes, one vote for The People's Choice Award, temp tattoos, photo ops and more.

April 18 / 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge

This workshop is for anyone who wants to start a vegetable garden, incorporating basic skills for new gardeners. Topics covered will include: planning the garden (what goes where and when), preparing the soil, fencing the garden, planting and raising seedlings, companion planting, making and using compost, and weeding and mulching. Participants will walk away with the information and hands-on experience they need to get started this spring in their own garden.

April 18 / 10:00 am to April 19 / 5:00 pm

Spring is in the air! Wake up those taste buds and get ready for Wines & Bites, the Hudson Valley's yummiest wine and food tasting event on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 hosted by the Shawangunk Wine Trail.

April 24 / 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Chestnut Ridge

Conscious Beekeeping: Introductory Workshop for Beginners

April 24 @ 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


This half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: Basic biology of the honeybee colony; rhythms of the year and the beekeeper’s role in the life of the hive; a discussion of “alternative” hive styles; siting your hives; and the basics of working with bees.

Weather permitting, we will visit the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where we’ll open a hive and illuminate topics discussed in the classroom.

April 25 / 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge

Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing Apiaries

April 25 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


What can beekeepers do to help our bees thrive and flourish? Starting from a consideration of the honeybee colony from the biodynamic point of view, we will look at swarming as an expression of the bees’ vitality • healthy rhythms of life in the hive, and how to support them • learning to discern when to intervene and when to let your bees work out their problems on their own • working with top bar and Warré hives • the Varroa mite • and more.

April 25 / 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Virginia Kasinki, Director - 914.441.3616

Newburgh Urban Farming Fair 2020
Popular agricultural event returns for fifth year in Newburgh

May 2 / 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, May 9 / 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Plant Sale & Farm Fest is Saturday May 2 & 9! Join us for plants, pottery, farm tours, music and more.

Plant Sale & Farm Fest
Saturdays May 2 & 9

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

May 9 / 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge

Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


In this half-day workshop, Pfeiffer Center beekeeper Bill Day will present the biology of queen-rearing and swarming (the honeybee’s natural form of reproduction), and how to apply that knowledge to catching swarms and making your own splits. Weather permitting, much of the workshop will take place in the Pfeiffer Center garden, where Bill will demonstrate the techniques discussed in the classroom.

May 15 / 9:00 am to May 17 / 4:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge

Friday, May 15, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 9:00am-4:00pm

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