Book Talk: Rescuing the Planet with Tony Hiss (virtual)

In Rescuing the Planet, Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the “superorganism” that is the earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its greatest threats – and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. Hiss invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, and also makes the case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. Register here!

Holiday Celebration With Santa on the Walkway (in person)

Kick off the holiday season with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick on the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge!

Santa will arrive at the Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center (87 Haviland Road, Highland) on Sunday, November 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bring your kids, your dogs – the whole family – for this unique photo opportunity with Santa.  Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen will also be on hand for fun holiday photos. Enjoy our hot cocoa bar and special cookie station hosted by Lemon Love and seasonal music performed by a group of classic yuletide carolers.

This event is free to attend and no RSVP is required. Professional digital photos with Santa and the Frozen characters will be available for purchase for a suggested donation of $10, or visitors may take their own photos.

Poughkeepsie Library Holiday Book Sale (in person)

The Holiday Book Sale features thousands of gift-quality books and media, sorted into multiple categories and most priced at $4 or less per item. All items will be half-price on Sunday. This year’s sale again offers an additional room for specially priced vintage items, coffee-table books, items, and books of local interest, collectible books and books signed by authors.

Poughkeepsie Library Holiday Book Sale (in person)

The Holiday Book Sale features thousands of gift-quality books and media, sorted into multiple categories and most priced at $4 or less per item. All items will be half-price on Sunday. This year’s sale again offers an additional room for specially priced vintage items, coffee-table books, items, and books of local interest, collectible books and books signed by authors.

Poughkeepsie Library Holiday Book Sale (in person)

The Holiday Book Sale features thousands of gift-quality books and media, sorted into multiple categories and most priced at $4 or less per item. All items will be half-price on Sunday. This year’s sale again offers an additional room for specially priced vintage items, coffee-table books, items, and books of local interest, collectible books and books signed by authors.

The Members’ Show: Teen Visions X Barrett Art Center (in person)

During its nearly century-long lifetime, the Barrett Art Center’s mission was to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley region through exhibitions, education and preservation. Barrett’s programming engaged and supported our diverse community. Through the merger and support of Barrett Art Center’s membership, The Art Effect’s youth curatorial training program has successfully hosted, curated and exhibited more than a dozen exhibitions as well as hosted the first PKX Arts Festival establishing the beginning of a Youth Arts Empowerment Zone in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The Members’ show, including Teen Visions will take place at the Trolley Barn Gallery from November 18 – December 9, 2022 with an opening reception on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 5-7pm.

Veteran Art Showcase (in person)

The Veteran Arts Showcase is an annual event held at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park New York. The Showcase features visual artists, crafters, writers, poets, musicians, and performers who are active-duty military, veterans, or their family members. Exhibits, films, presentations and performances continue all weekend long. We especially encourage the civilian community to join us in celebration of current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families. This is more than just an Art Showcase!