Community Calendar

March 9 – May 19

Join the Orange County 4-H Computer Science Club for a virtual series of technology skills.  “Computer Science Club participants will use technology to achieve their goals and improve their communities. Virtual meeting schedule is Tuesdays, March 9 and 23, April 13 and 27 and May 4 and 18 at 6 p.m. Registration is free and space is limited. Register at www.cceorangecounty.org/events. Contact Kathy Leo at kal64@cornell.edu or (845) 344-1234, ext. 259 with any questions.

April 16

9 a.m.  St. Mary’s Giving Day. Bring 4-5 totes or a cart. Location: Armory Unity Center

321 South William Street, Newburgh.  One member per household only!  Food, personal products, baby items, house wares and clothing while supplies last. Please bring an id and any kind of bill. Wear a mask and social distance please!  Future dates: May 21• June 18 • July 16. For more info contact St. Mary’s Outreach: 845-566-1425.

April 16

Car Show – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.  First cruise night of the season at 29 W Main St, Washingtonville, NY.

April 24

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Colonial Cooking demonstrations over a single open fire using various cookware and methods. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery.  Contact: 845-446-2134 for more information.

9 a.m.  – 12 a.m.  Goshen – Spring Clean-Up Day in the Village. Meet at Erie Street Park.


April 24 & April 25

7 a.m. HVHS Show @ the Clover Stables

May 1

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trees for Tribs 2021: Protect the Moodna Creek Estuaries.  Location: Moodna Viaduct

May 1 and May 8

1 – 3 p.m.  Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unity Center will be offering a free two-part gardening series entitled Seed to Supper – Gardening on a Budget. Participants will learn how to plan, plant and care for their garden as well has how to harvest and cook the vegetables that they grow. To learn more or to register for the Seed to Supper Program, please call Lisa Rittweger at (845) 978-8845, or email her at: lrittweger@newburgharmory.org.

June 26

7 a.m. Old Field Farm Dressage Show @ Old Field Farm

May 10 – May 23

Spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Sign up for Restaurants is now open. Participating Restaurants will be offering pre-fixe menus for both dine-in or take-out meals To learn more please visit www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com

July 5 – August 12

New Windsor Summer Camps: Summer Fun Days at the Community Center for ages 3-5, Ruscitti Park for ages 6 – 12, Kristi Babcock Memorial Park for Ages 6 – 12.  Contact New Windsor Rec. Dept. for information on fees etc. 845-565-7750.

On-going:

There are several popular great outdoor recreation opportunities in our area. Before visiting any of the locations, please contact the venue directly to confirm that they are open and practice safe social-distancing.

Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain: Open through early March, this outdoor rink offers public and private skating sessions. bearmountainicerink.org

Juckas Stables, 1204 NY-302, Bullville: Enjoy a horseback ride among the 117 acres of trails winding through the breathtaking Orange County countryside. Novice and seasoned riders will enjoy spending time with the gentle, responsive, and well-kept horses. Lessons are available to people of all abilities in addition to hiring horses by the hour. juckasstables.com

Mount Peter Ski Area, 51 Old Mount Peter Road, Warwick: Head to Mount Peter this winter for skiing, tubing, snowboarding, and lessons. 14 trails with three chairlifts, one carpet lift, and one rope tow. 100 percent snowmaking. Night skiing. Rentals available. Free beginner lessons on weekends and holidays. mtpeter.com

Port Jervis Watershed Trails and Park, Elks-Bronx Memorial Park, Port Jervis: Explore the park’s more than 35 miles of hiking and biking trails through mountain biking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. Open year-round, these family- and pet-friendly trails offer beautiful views of N.Y., N.J., and P.A. scenicwilddelawareriver.com/entries/port-jervis-watershed-trails-port-jervis-ny

Winter Weekends Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor: Experience Storm King’s brilliant winter landscape during weekends through March. Advance tickets are required for all visitors. stormking.org/visit