Annual Accessible Events


October 15: Sensory Sensitive Screening of Pixar’s Inside Out at 10 a.m. at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie

November 10: Sensory Sensitive Live Performance by David Gonzalez at 6 p.m. at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Talking Birds and Golden Fish presents family-friendly animal stories from around the globe. 


December 8: Sensory Sensitive Performance of the Nutcracker at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Free event but reservations required. 6 p.m.

TBD: Santa’s Workshop at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. ASL Interpreters will be on hand to allow those who communicate with sign language to interact with Santa. December weekends.


2023 TBD: Union Vale's Egg Hunts for ALL at Tymor Park. There are wheelchair accessible, low sensory, visually impaired, adult special needs and traditional egg hunts in Lagrangeville. 

Please check the event organizer's website and social media accounts for the latest updates. Click here to see a complete list of events happening throughout Dutchess and feel free to call 845-204-9515 if you have questions.



TBD June 2023: D3: Disability Dream & Do Baseball Camp (Hudson Valley D3Day) at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls with the Hudson Valley Renegades; an initiative for functional limitation individuals that provide an opportunity to practice baseball with minor league athletes. For more information on 2022's event, click here.

August 22–27, 2023: Dutchess County Fair
ThinkDIFFERENTLY Thursday at the fair for 2023 has yet to be announced. For a look at ThinkDIFFERENTLY features in 2022, click here. This day includes sensory-sensitive hours, an early opening in advance of crowds with no flashing lights or loud music on the midway so people can enjoy activities & animals. The fair also provides accessible parking, wheelchair rentals and additional mobility transportation within the fair. For more accessible features, click here.