Saturday, June 8: Bakers, baseball fans and New Yorker readers all owe the Fleischmanns a debt of gratitude, whether they know it or not.
Saturday, June 15: After the parade, there will be short speeches and awards presented at the reviewing stand, followed by hot dogs and ice cream available for all, courtesy of Rich Parete, town supervisor.
Saturday, June 1: Wallkill Valley Land Trust hosts “Rosendale and Beyond: Reshaping the Land – Farmsteads, Cement Works and Canal Towns” historic house tour.
Sunday, June 2: Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas carrying the belated news that the Civil War had ended. It’s regarded as the last community of slaves in America to get the word that they had been freed.
Designed by architect Frederic Withers on sylvan grounds landscaped by the famous team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the Hudson River State Hospital, as it was originally called, reflected one man’s progressive notion of asylums as recuperative places for healing.
Beacon was the hatmaking capital of New York State for more than a century, second only to Danbury, Connecticut as a hub of hat manufacturing nationally.
Friday-Sunday, May 24-27: June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of what has been called “the Allies’ greatest military achievement” during World War II: the invasion of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. There are 69 documents on display, many never seen in public before, and 39 artifacts including a rare ECM Mark II SIGABA cipher machine that was used to encode the most sensitive transmissions from FDR to Churchill.
Moses was clearly a Civil War veteran, but where did he live, where was he buried, and how did his headstone end up in the wrong place? Keepers of local history collaborated to ferret out bits of his story, including a connection to the displacement of Olive graves before the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir.
Festa at Italian Center Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19: One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The story goes that Eleanor Roosevelt’s limousine driver would pull up to Caffe Aurora and fetch her a box of pastries to take home to Hyde Park.
Sunday May 19: Lazarus, it turns out, was a friend, relative and fellow Shearith Israel congregant of the Gomez family, whose home in Marlboro is now known as the Gomez Mill House Historic Site.