Community Calendar

November 22

Upcoming Zoom “Take and Make Workshops” to create holiday trees, wreaths or a kissing ball.  Pre-registration is required no later than Sunday, November 22 and the fee is $40 per attendee/session or $36 for Gardening in Orange County subscribers. To register, or for additional information, please go to  http://www.cceorangecounty.org or call Susan D’Egidio at 845 344-1234 x240. \

Dec 1 – Dec 11

OC Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction. Contact LynnC@OrangeNY.com for more information.

December 5

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster’s 6th annual Goshen Christmas House Tour will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, December 5. This year’s Tour will be a self-guided driving event featuring the fun and festive outdoor decorations of homes in the greater Goshen area. To date, more than 20 homes have signed on to light up their homes for Catholic Charities.  The 2020 Goshen Christmas House Tour will be a fun outing for the entire family. Tour passes are just $25 per carload when purchased by December 1, and $35 per carload for passes purchased after the deadline and on the day of the event.

6 p.m. 10th Annual Washingtonville Christmas Parade. Line up starts at 4 p.m. at Vern Allen.  Masks and social distancing required. For more information contact fdniemann@gmail.com or washingtonvilleevents@gmail.com

December 8

Cornwall Town Board Holiday decorating contest.  Top three residential winners and one commercial winner will receive $25 gift certificate.  Winners will be notified at town board meeting on Dec. 14. Submit to dprovnick@cornwallny.gov

On-going:

Submissions for the Disguise a Turkey Contest are due by November 26. Send to the Round Hill PTA facebook page or email to ptaroundhill@gmail.com

  •  The Newburgh Armory Unity Center team has decided to re-launch their in-person Saturday Morning Enrichment Programs.
  •  Fall 2020 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from Monday, November 9 – Sunday, November 22. Restaurants will be offering a 3-course, prix-fixe lunches at $25.95 and dinners at $35.95. It’s a wonderful way to try new restaurants, return to old favorites and support local restaurants that have been struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full list of restaurants go to http://www.valleytable.com/hvrw. Reservations are highly recommended at all restaurants.
  •  2020 Flag Football Season for boys and girls ages 5-14. For more information contact Info@go2wyfcl.com
  •  2020 Zoom Workshops to make kissing Ball, tabletop tree and wreaths. Material Pickup Dec 2 and 3 at Newburgh Armory Unity Center. $40 per person. Registration closes November 13.

Farm Fall Festivities

Below are some U-Pick pumpkin farms 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.

  •  Apple Dave’s Orchard, 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick: appledavesorchards.com
  •  Manza Family Farm, 730 State Route 211, Montgomery: manzafamilyfarm.net
  •  Soons Orchard, 23 Soons Circle, New Hampton: Soonsorchards.com
  •  Wright Family Farm 329 Kings Highway, Warwick: Wrightfamilyfarm.com
  •  Lawrence Farms Orchards, 306 Frozen Ridge Road, Newburgh: Lawrencefarmsorchards.org
  •  Pierson Farm and Green-house, 1448 Route 211 West, Middletown: piersonsfarm.com

The Holiday Light Spectacular at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Contact www.orangecountyfair.com for more information.

October 17

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 136 Lake Street Newburgh NY.  Free

Newburgh residents and organizations are coming together to continue cleaning up the overgrown shrubs and abandoned trash at Muchattoes Lake. RSVP is encouraged: dosmallinterventions@gmail.com (Please include Full Name and age for each attendee, E-mail, Phone #)

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Town of New Windsor will be hosting a free, drive-through, rabies clinic, sponsored by Orange County Department of Health. The drive-through rabies clinic is open to Town of New Windsor residents.  It will be held at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park, 660 Mt. Airy Road, New Windsor. Pre-registration is required and mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be observed. Those wishing to participate must pre-register by contacting the Town of New Windsor Town Clerk, Kelly Allegra, at 845-563-4611 or email:  kallegra@newwindsor-ny.gov

October 18

2:00 p.m. Cornwall Public Library will present “142nd Street & Broadway,” a discussion and performance on Zoom with Mara Davi, accomplished Broadway actor, singer and dancer. Mara will be sharing the story of her journey to Broadway, and will perform, accompanied by her pianist/music director, Eli Katz Zoller. Registration is required via the library’s online calendar. Zoom links will be sent to registrants the day of the event.

October 21

At 7 p.m., The Friends of the Moffat Library will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. At this annual business meeting, the FOML Board members will present a review of the past year, including reports on activities and finances and discuss future plans.  If you would like to attend the FOML Annual Meeting via Zoom, please call the Moffat Library, 845-496-5483, ext. 323 and leave your name, phone and email address. Prior to the meeting, you will be sent an email with a link with the invitation to the FOML Zoom Meeting.

October 23

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., there will be a Haunted Road/Car trick or treating followed by costume parade and movie “Addams Family” at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park. Contact New Windsor Recreation Dept. at 565-7750 for more information.

October 23 – 25

7-10:30 p.m. — Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse.  $5 per person.

October 25

11:30 a.m. — Second Annual Bark-Mitzvah at Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North St., Newburgh. All pets welcome to receive a special blessing from Rabbi Jacob. RSVP: mimicahyman@gmail.com.  Donation.

October 29

At 6 p.m. — The Art Affair, presented by the Orange County Arts Council, Annual Gala Honoring Cooper Boon, David Church and Elissa Jones.

On-going:

Cornwall’s newest travel soccer team, The Dragons, is hosting a shoe drive. Asking for donations of new, used, or gently worn shoes with no holes. Any size and any kind. The goal is to collect 2500 pairs by November 13. Drop off is 48 Firth Street in Cornwall or text 845 591-5049 for pickup.

The Newburgh Armory Unity Center team has decided to re-launch their in-person Saturday Morning Enrichment Programs.

Fall 2020 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week runs from Monday, November 9 – Sunday, November 22, 2020. Restaurants will be offering 3 course, prix-fixe lunches at $25.95 and dinners at $35.95. It’s a wonderful way to try new restaurants, return to old favorites and support local restaurants that have been struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full list of restaurants go to http://www.valleytable.com/hvrw. Reservations are highly recommended at all restaurants.

Ongoing at Cornwall Library:

 

MONDAY 10/19/20

11:00 AM – Virtual Creative Writers Group

Join a virtual Zoom meeting of the library’s Creative Writers Group. Register via the library’s online calendar. Zoom links will be distributed on the Friday before the meeting. It will be a recurring link, usable for all Creative Writers’ meetings. If assistance is needed, please call the library and ask for Rosaleen.

 

TUESDAY 10/20/20

9:30 AM – Me-Time Meet-Up For Caregivers of Babies via Zoom

Meet up with other caregivers of babies (birth to 18 months). Sessions will cover parenting topics, book shares for babies, and tips for parents. There will be time for group discussion and questions as well. Register via the online calendar one week prior to event.  Please register with your adult name.  Zoom links will be emailed the day before the event.

 

6:30 PM – A Walk in the Woods: Site-Specific Artworks at Storm King Art Center

Join us for a talk about site-specific artworks at Storm King Art Center. The session focuses on Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall. Michael DiRosa, Exhibitions Assistant, will lead the interactive conversation. This program will be presented through Zoom and there is limited space. Please register via the online calendar to receive a Zoom link on the day of program.

 

 

10/21/20 8:30pm – Virtual Out & About Book Club

Book pick: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

 

On-going for October

Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. starting on October 16. Location: 2 Overlook Drive in Warwick. The Parent Support Group invites all parents of school aged children to meet for support. Led by Jennifer Cardine, MA, MHC. Register for free online. Contact 845-547-0479 for more information. V Website: https://nourishyourmind.com

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Run Wild! Meadows & Trails 5K will be a virtual event this year, and has also expanded its dates to through October 31. The Run Wild 5K can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even on a treadmill at home or at the gym. Participants are also welcome to use the Nature Museum’s Meadows and Trails official course, located at the Outdoor Discovery Center (120 Muser drive, entrance off Angola Road) Visit http://www.hhnm.org/2020-run-wild-5k for more information and to register. All proceeds from this event benefit the Nature Museum’s education programs and animal ambassadors.

2020 Flag Football Season for boys and girls ages 5 – 14 . For more information contact Info@go2wyfcl.com

October 2

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Free Flu Shots at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.  For ages 7 and over by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email dbernal@newburgharmory.org. Face masks and social distancing required.

October 3

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Revolutionary Era Blacksmithing at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9w in Fort Montgomery.  845-446-2134  Day long presentation of 18th century blacksmithing.

October 10

12 noon. — Join the 2020 Public Square Rosary Crusade sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans Joseph R. Farina Memorial Post #386. The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Sacred Heart Church front sidewalk or inside (Chapel) if inclement weather. Bring your masks and lawn chairs so we may observe social distancing. Please contact Mary Ann Rohan; Rohan.Maryann@gmail.com Bart Sicca; Bart.Sicca@gmail.com at (845) 534-5060 or Jim Formato; jformato@hvc.rr.com, for more information.

October 11

12-4 p.m. — the Independence Fire Company Car Show at the Monroe Park & Ride. There is a $10 vehicle entry, Free for all spectators. Custom firematic trophies will be awarded. Practice social distancing.

October 17

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Town of New Windsor will be hosting a free, drive-through, rabies clinic, sponsored by Orange County Department of Health. The drive-through rabies clinic is open to Town of New Windsor residents.  It will be held at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park, 660 Mt. Airy Road, New Windsor. Pre-registration is required and mask-wearing and social distancing protocols will be observed. Those wishing to participate must pre-register by contacting the Town of New Windsor Town Clerk, Kelly Allegra, at 845-563-4611 or email:  kallegra@newwindsor-ny.gov

October 21

At 7 p.m., The Friends of the Moffat Library will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. At this annual business meeting, the FOML Board members will present a review of the past year, including reports on activities and finances and discuss future plans.  If you would like to attend the FOML Annual Meeting via Zoom, please call the Moffat Library, 845-496-5483, ext. 323 and leave your name, phone and email address. Prior to the meeting, you will be sent an email with a link with the invitation to the FOML Zoom Meeting.

October 23 – 25

7-10:30 p.m. — Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse.  $5 per person

October 24

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The Friends of the Moffat Library will be holding a Used Book Sale outdoors on Saturday October 17 from 11am to 3pm.   The rain date will be Saturday October 24.   Moffat Library is located at 6 West Main Street Washingtonville.  Bring your own bag to the sale and fill it with books for $5.   Call 496-5483 for more information.

October 25

11:30 a.m. — Second Annual Bark-Mitzvah at Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North St., Newburgh. All pets welcome to receive a special blessing from Rabbi Jacob. RSVP: mimicahyman@gmail.com.  Donation.

October 29

6 p.m. — The Art Affair presented by the Orange County Arts Council.  Annual Gala Honoring Cooper boon, David Church and Elissa Jones.

On-going:

Cornwall’s newest travel soccer team, The Dragons is hosting a shoe drive.  Asking for donations of new, used, or gently worn shoes with no holes.  Ay size and any kin.  The goal is to collect 2500 pairs by November 13.  Drop off is 48 Firth St in Cornwall ore text 845 591-5049 for pickup.

The Newburgh Armory Unity Center team has decided to re-launch their in person Saturday Morning Enrichment Programs.

On-going for the month of October

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Run Wild! Meadows & Trails 5K will be a virtual event this year, and has also expanded its dates to October 1 through October 31. The Run Wild 5K can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even on a treadmill at home or at the gym. Participants are also welcome to use the Nature Museum’s Meadows and Trails official course, located at the Outdoor Discovery Center (120 Muser drive- entrance off Angola Rd.) Visit www.hhnm.org/2020-run-wild-5k for more information and to register. All proceeds from this event benefit the Nature Museum’s education programs and animal ambassadors.