Saturday, Sept. 21: Historic Huguenot Street’s largest event on indigenous history and culture to date, the program highlights the efforts and accomplishments of Chief Hendrick Aupaumut in particular.
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Saturday, Sept. 21: It was Winston Churchill who, in a 1946 speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, coined the term “Iron Curtain” to characterize the growing divide between the capitalist and communist wings of the World War II Allies. Churchill’s granddaughter, the noted artist Edwina Sandys, MBE, has called the Berlin Wall “the physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain.” After the Wall was dismantled in 1989, the reunited German government gave Sandys her pick of eight of its concrete panels to use as a medium for her art.
Saturday, August 24 : There will be two vintage base ball (yes, two words) games between the Mountain Athletic Club of Fleischmanns and the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds. The first game will be played by the rules in effect in 1864, and the second game will be played by rules from 1895.
Her figure will be added to a previously planned sculpture of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Saturday, Aug. 10: Ethnoecologist Justin Wexler will be your guide for “Summers of Growth: Fruits, Greens and Sun,” the third in a series of four nature treks collectively titled “Everywhere at Home: How Local Native People Once Lived with the Land.”
It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.
Saturday, July 13: Explore America’s oldest private homes in a National Historic Landmark village.
Frances Roth and Katherine Angell opened the institute in 1946, determined to establish a school that would become “the culinary center of the nation” and believing that America could have “the best meals on earth.”
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.