Local Memorial Day parades and events for 2018

Last year’s Memorial Day observation in Woodstock

The following is a list of Memorial Day events, mostly in Ulster and Dutchess counties. We’re continuing to add more as we learn about them. Know about a large public Memorial Day parade or event not on this list? Email hudsonvalleyone@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 24

Castle Point VA Hospital. 2 p.m. ceremony. Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls, New York. Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho (845) 831-2000 ext. 5135

Friday, May 25

Hopewell Junction. 7 a.m. Ceremony & Light Breakfast. Location: John Jay High School, 2012 Rt 52, Hopewell Jct. Contact: Dave Kedzielawa @ 897-6700 ext 30043. Pre-registration is required – allison.fedigan@wcsdny.org to register

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Hyde Park, 7 p.m. USO Show. Location: FDR Presidential Library, 4079 Albany Post Road. Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225. Pre-registration is required – visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register.

Saturday May 26

Hyde Park, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. WWII Encampment & Military Displays. Location: FDR Presidential Library – 4079 Albany Post Road. Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225

Town of Plattekill Memorial Day Parade.  Line up at the Town Hall at noon, step off at 1pm, ending at Thomas Felten Park. If interested in participating in the parade, you or your organization are more than welcome. For info call Sis Morse at 845-883-6117; www.town.plattekill.ny.us/ event/memorial-day-parade- saturday-may-26-2018/

 

Marlboro Fire Department chief Bob Troncillito, in the department’s vintage 1937 engine, seen at the town’s Memorial Day parade last year. (Photo by Dan Barton)

Sunday, May 27

Hyde Park, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. WWII Encampment & Military Displays. Location: FDR Presidential Library – 4079 Albany Post Road. Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225.

City of Poughkeepsie. 2 p.m. ceremony. Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave. Hosted by: City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post #37. Contact: Jacquemae Perotta (845) 452-5960, perrotta305@aol.com.

Milan. 11:30 a.m. parade & ceremony. Milan Town Hall, Route 199. Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans. Contact: Bill Gallagher (845) 758-5133 ext 2, supervisor@milan-ny.gov

Pawling. 11:30 a.m. ceremony. Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling. Hosted by: Congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church & American Legion Hasler Kamp, Post # 215. Contact: John Ford (845) 416-5576

Poughkeepsie. 8 p.m. Ceremony – Illuminate the Walkway. Location: Flag Pole in the center of the Walkway Over the Hudson. Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro & Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services. Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services (845) 486-2060.

Village of Rhinebeck. 12:30 p.m. Ceremony Dedication. Location: Doughboy Memorial. Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post #429. The names of the Rhinebeck Gulf War Veterans are listed on the plaque. This project was the final project of military historian, the late Alan Coon of Rhinebeck. All funds for this plaque were raised in memoriam to Alan. All are welcome to come to the dedication. Contact: Gary Roome (845) 471-6935 or Patricia Coon (845) 625-7024

Fleischmanns Memorial Day Street Fair 2018 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Main St., Fleischmanns. Annual Memorial Day Weekend Event features Music, kids Bounce House, vendors-crafts, antiques, books, plants and food vendors including BBQ.

Marlborough Memorial Day Parade. 1 p.m. Cluett-Shantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt 9W, Milton. Parade marches through hamlet of Milton, crosses Route 9W, and ends at the Cluett Schantz Memorial Park bandstand. Dignitary speakers will address the meaning of Memorial Day. Light refreshments will be served at conclusion. Info: 845-594-1711; TomSable@aol.com.

Monday, May 28

Kingston:
Kingston Memorial Day Service and Parade.  Memorial Day service in front of City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston at 1pm. The parade will step off at 1:45pm on Andrews Street, next to Kingston High School, then proceed up Broadway and through the city’s Uptown business district before ending at Dietz Memorial Stadium, Kingston. Hosted by the City of Kingston and Kingston Veterans Association.

Olive:
Olive Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.  In honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend the honor and principles of the United States. The parade will begin 9:30am at the West Shokan Post Office on state Route 28A and proceed to the Veterans Memorial in front of the Olive Town Hall building on Watson Hollow Road. A ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held under the pavilion at Davis Park, which is adjacent to the Town Hall. (845) 657-8118

Woodstock:
Woodstock American Legion Memorial Day Parade. Assembly will be at the Woodstock Playhouse parking grounds on State Route 212. Units participating in the parade should begin arriving at 11am. The parade will kick off at noon and proceed up Mill Hill Road to Rock City Road, stopping at the Woodstock Cemetery. After a brief ceremony, the parade will re-form down Rock City Road to Tinker Street, continuing through the village to its end on Neher Street. Parade participants are invited to the American Legion Post for refreshments after the parade. For information, call parade coordinator Kevin Verpent at 845-532-2775.

Amenia:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: Amenia Veterans Memorial Park
Hosted by: VFW Post # 5444
Contact: Vicki Doyle (845) 489-7826, vdoyle@ameniany.gov

Beacon:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: 413 Main Street, Beacon
Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post # 203
Contact: Louis Humphreys (845) 527-4010, luis45678@aol.com

Dover Plains:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Dover Plains Elementary School, Route 22
Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
Contact: John Conto (845) 877-3771

East Fishkill:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:45 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Rt 82 and Beekman Road
Hosted by: American Legion Manny Bacon Post # 1758, Town of East Fishkill
Contact: Gina Grippo (845) 221-4303, grippog@eastfishkillny.org or
Kevin Hathron (845) 264-5159, khath48@yhaoo.com

Hopewell Junction:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M. – Catholic Mass
Location: St. Denis Cemetery, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Jct.
Hosted by: St. Denis Church
Contact: St. Denis Church (845) 227-8382, fr.bob@stdenischurch.org

Hyde Park:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 1:30 P.M. – Rose Garden Memorial Service
Location: FDR Presidential Library – 4079 Albany Post Rd
Contact: Clifford Laube (845) 229-6225

Millbrook:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Franklin Ave and Tribute Garden Park
Hosted by: Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
Contact: Lonn Moore (845) 392-4911, lemoore@us.ibm.com

Pawling:
Monday May 28th, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Utter Brothers, Memorial Drive to Veteran Memorial Plaza at the Village Green
Hosted by: American Legion Hasler Kamp Post # 215
Contact: John Claudet (845) 855-9477

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Pleasant Valley:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: Pleasant Valley Mill Site, Main St.
Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
Contact: Carl Rennia (845) 635-2626

Poughkeepsie:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: Dutchess County War Memorial-corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro & Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services (845) 486-2060

Red Hook:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Red Hook High School to Memorial Square Park
Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
Contact: William Moore (845) 758-8175, wmoore@hvc.rr.com

Rhinecliff:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:15 A.M. – Flag Raising Ceremony
Location: Center of Town
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Contact: John Spencer (845) 876-4429

Stanford:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Grange Hall to Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793; Contact: John Quinn (845) 868-7742

Town of Beekman:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Parade, Ceremony, BBQ
Location: Town Hall and Fire House
Hosted by: Town of Beekman
Contact: Rachael Rancourt (845) 724-5300 ext 221, townclerk@townofbeekmanny.us

Town of Hyde Park:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Route 9 Roosevelt Theater to Town Hall
Hosted by: Town of Hyde Park and American Legion Hyde Park Post # 1303
Contact: Diane Cullen (845) 229-8086 ext 4, recprogramleader@hydeparkny.us

Town of Lagrange:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: 120 Stringham Road
Hosted by: Town of Lagrange; Contact: Kelly Tighe (845) 452-9064, ktighe@lagrangeny.gov

Newburgh:
The Newburgh Memorial Day Parade
West and Third Street, Newburgh. Parade steps off promptly at 10 a.m. The Parade proceeds down West Street to Broadway, then turns onto Liberty Street and continues into Washington’s Headquarters. Info: 845-565-5429.

Town of North East:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Parade
Location: Veterans Park – Main Street
Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
Contact: Sean Klay (845) 929-3624

Town of Pine Plains:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M. – Parade
Location: Town Clock Memorial at South Main Street in the Town of Pine Plains
Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
Contact: Marie Stewart (518) 398-7709 one.phoenix.rhysing@gmail.com

Town of Wappinger:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M. – Ceremony
Location: Schlathaus Park, at the intersection of Myers Corners Road and 126 All Angels Hill Road
Hosted by: Town of Wappinger
Contact: Ralph Holt (845) 297-0720

Union Vale:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
Contact: David McMorris @ (914) 475-8397, dbmcmorris@optonline.net

Village of Fishkill:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Main Street and Broad Street
Hosted by: VFW Post # 1286 and Village of Fishkill
Point of Contact: Angela Arasim (845) 897-4430, angiea@vofishkill.com

Village of Rhinebeck:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M. – Parade and Ceremony
Location: Fairgrounds through Village to Rhinebeck Cemetery
Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
Contact: Dennis J. McGuire (845) 656-1839, denles69@aol.com

Village of Tivoli:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: Northside Red Church Cemetery RT 9G
Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie (845) 758-1330

Village of Wappingers Falls:
Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M. – Ceremony
Location: Mesier Park, Village of Wappingers Falls
Hosted by: J.M. Goring-WM. Hurtz American Legion Post # 427 and VFW # 5913
Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. (845) 297-2943

 

Members of the New Paltz Veterans of Foreign Wars and civilians say the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day service held after the parade last Monday evening. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Members of the New Paltz Veterans of Foreign Wars and civilians say the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day service held after the 2016 parade. (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Wednesday, May 30

New Paltz:
New Paltz Memorial Day Parade and Service.  The parade kicks off at 6pm from the intersection of Main St and N. Manheim, proceeds down Main St., and ends by Peace Park and our Veterans Memorial with a memorial service. For more info contact New Paltz VFW 845-633-8494 or vfwinfo@vfw8645.org.

Saugerties:
Saugerties American Legion Post 72 will conduct a Memorial Day service on the traditional day, Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. The Saugerties Community Band will play a few selections one half hour before the start of the service and throughout the program. Matthew Russell, commander of the recently rejuvenated VFW Post 5034, will be the guest speaker. The location is on the Post grounds, adjacent to Partition Street in the village. Following the service, the military museum will be open for guided tours. Refreshments will be served in the banquet hall.

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