Arlington Street Fair set Saturday
The 15th annual Arlington Street Fair will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday on Raymond Avenue from Collegeview Avenue to the Eastbound Arterial Highway (Route 44/55).
The free event will feature children’s rides, live entertainment, bluegrass music and more than 100 vendors — including restaurants, shops and craftspeople.
“The main purpose for this annual fair is to welcome new and current residents, merchants, students, and families to the Arlington neighborhood,” Director of the Arlington Business Improvement District Bob Legacy said in a news release. “It is about revitalization, and it is also about having lots of fun.” The fair is co-sponsored by the Arlington Business Improvement District, Vassar College, Vassar Student Association, and Clear Channel Radio of the Hudson Valley.
Children’s activities at the former elementary school on Raymond Avenue will include carnival and inflatable rides and a fingerprinting unit from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. Vendors lining Raymond Avenue will offer selections from local shops, crafts and restaurants, including a variety of ethnic cuisines.
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association will once again host a music festival throughout the fair, in the Garden Arts Space off Raymond Avenue between Collegeview and LaGrange avenues. The Vassar student “Barefoot Monkeys” circus arts group will also perform, as will a variety of people representing civic and nonprofit organizations.
Parking for the Arlington Street Fair will be available at the Davis Avenue parking lot and the Bank of America lot on Raymond Avenue, as well as on neighboring streets.
Irish festival to be held Sunday
NEWBURGH – The Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands will host Irish Feis (a Gaelic word for festival) at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Newburgh Heritage Center, 123 Grand St.
The society will debut a new exhibit highlighting notable Irish-American figures of the greater Newburgh area. Among those included in the exhibit are Capt. David Crawford, veteran of the War of 1812 and community leader, and George Clinton, Revolutionary War Hero and first governor of New York.
Former Town of Newburgh Supervisor and State Assemblyman Lawrence Bennett is the honorary chairman of the event organized by local artist Gayle Clark Fedigan. One of Fedigan’s paintings will be raffled as will an “Irish Basket” full of goods donated by local vendors. Proceeds will benefit future programs of the Society’s Heritage Series.
An element of the historical society’s mission is to promote an appreciation of region’s rich culture. The annual Heritage Series has illustrated how “old world” traditions have integrated with and enriched the new life in Newburgh. Past immigrant heritage conversations have included Jewish, Italian, Greek and Hungarian cultures.
For more information on this Irish Feis, call the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands at 845-561-2585 or email email@example.com.
Song circle starts Monday in Kingston
KINGSTON – There will be a song circle for infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years) and their parents, with Colleen Connors at 10:30 a.m. Mondays from Sept. 22 through Oct. 27 at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St.
The event will consist of an hour of singing, rhythm making, dancing and more. Early exposure to music can help improve vocabulary, mood and social skills. Pareants can meet other parents as their children make new friends.
Colleen Connors is a teacher who enjoys singing.
For information please call 845-331-0507, Ext. 7.