Sunday, March 10: Part of what makes the Montgomery Place gardener Alexander Gilson (1824-1889) remarkable is the fact that he was born into slavery. After being freed, Gilson eventually opened his own nursery business, and had a cultivar of ornamental plant that he had bred named after him: Achyranthes verschaffeltii, var. Gilsoni.
Almanac Weekly | Events
Sunday, March 3: St. Baldrick’s Day, the cancer fundraising event in which participants have their head shaved after gathering donations from sponsors, is back and it’s “bigger and balder” than ever in Saugerties.
Saturday, Mar. 2: Over the years the parade has grown to include more than 3,000 participants and entertained more than 10,000 spectators as it winds its way through the Village of Wappingers Falls.
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: At the end of the hourlong walk, a professional photo is taken of the walkers with their animal companions, and a heart-shaped frame is included in the package.
Friday, October 12: Participate in a sunset magick ritual bonfire garden party and vegetarian potluck at Shivastan to celebrate and discuss renowned/reviled British-born archmage Aleister Crowley, who spent 40 days in the summer of 1918 camping out on Esopus Island in the Hudson River.
Saturday, October 13: Kingston, is there no respite to thine special days? Mere moments after the O+ bracelets and schedules have been swept from the autumning streets of the Stockade, Uptown Kingston businesses present the first Uptown Autumn Street Fair, an autumnal shopping-themed block party with entertainment.
Sunday, October 7: This free celebration of heritage features a huge variety of Italian foods, beverages, products and music.
Saturday, Sept. 29: The event features a Victorian picnic, tea dueling, steampunk marketplace, spirits-tasting and much more. New this year is the Flying Bicycle-Makers’ Challenge, in which participants submit vintage aviation steampunk-inspired builds with winning entries featured in the Aerodrome’s live airshow skit, Flying Bicycle vs. Rocketeer.
Sunday, September 30: Proceeds from the annual Garden Party help support the group’s Community Grants program, which has granted more than $1.2 million since 2000 directly to nonprofits in our region.
Saturday, Sept. 15: Attendees can test drive electric cars and speak with energy efficiency and renewables experts. There will also be activities for kids, including a bicycle-decorating contest with prizes and wildlife education from Eric the Reptile Guy.