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Top 10 Events in June

Publish Date: 2020-05-29

Our monthly list of Top 10 Events has been altered to ensure everyone can experience Dutchess’ exciting happenings – both virtual and in-person (while maintaining social distancing to keep everyone safe)!

1. Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes Documentary Film airs on PBS
Monday, June 1 on PBS Station WNET in the Greater NYC area from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Even though we can’t visit Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield in person, to smell and gaze upon its beautiful flowers on the grounds of the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, we can still learn about the talented woman behind it in a documentary titled “Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes” airing on PBS Station WNET on June 1st in the Greater NYC Area. Follow the award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect—Beatrix Farrand. Although she created gardens for the rich and powerful, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., J.P. Morgan, and President Woodrow Wilson, she also was an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to make people’s lives better.

Photo by Bill Urbin NPS

2. Art Talks: “Leonardo: The Works” hosted by The Moviehouse
Tuesday, June 2 on The Moviehouse’s Facebook Page from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join the Virtual Art Talks discussion on the film “Leonardo: The Works” hosted by The Moviehouse’s Gallery Consultant Curator, Tony Carretta, and featuring the director of the film, Phil Grabsky. The exhibition on screen, “Leonardo: The Works” is available in The Moviehouse’s Virtual Cinema. This film showcases the most crucial element of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius: his art – presenting every single attributed painting in Ultra HD quality! This definitive film is the first to truly tell the whole story.

3. At Home with the Roosevelts - D-Day: The Mighty Endeavor
Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum’s Facebook Page
On June 6, 1944, the world held its collective breath as the largest military armada ever assembled stormed the Normandy beaches to breach Hitler’s Atlantic wall. FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin examines the planning and execution of the battle that turned the course of the war and changed world history. Live Q&A to follow.

4. Hand-Sewn Face Mask Workshop hosted by the Howland Public Library
Thursday, June 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
As Dutchess County’s reopening phases progress, you’ll want to learn how to hand sew face masks for yourself and your family. Join this step-by-step free workshop from Howland Public Library; no sewing experience required! Children grade five and up are welcome! Register by contacting Ginny via email at youth@beaconlibrary.org or Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org and they will send you the Zoom meeting login for your device. For a list of materials you’ll need and more information click here. (Note: Please be aware that these fabric masks do not offer any protection against COVID-19 but keep us all healthier by reducing the germs that we put into the air.)

5. Celebrate National Trails Day in Dutchess County
Saturday, June 6 at Dutchess County Parks and Trails

Join the American Hiking Society in celebrating National Trails Day. Commemorate the nationwide movement to preserve trails and advocate for access to quality green space. On June 6th, visit one of Dutchess County’s beautiful, scenic parks or trails (most remain open for outdoor, non-group activities) and share your #NationalTrailsDay Pledge with @DutchessTourism and @AmericanHiking on social media. Why is access to trails and green space so important to you? What are some of your family’s favorite hiking trails in Dutchess County? Please exercise safe social distancing and confirm your chosen park’s open status before heading out. (Note: Dutchess County trails in the Hudson Highlands State Park are closed including Mount Beacon, Breakneck Ridge, Wilkinson Trailhead, and Notch Trail. Dover Stone Church is also closed.)

6. Tangent Theatre Company collaborates with AboutFACE Ireland to present TRANSATLANTIC TALES
Saturday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tangent Theatre Company will appear with Dublin based AboutFACE Ireland in a new-plays theater event to take place via Zoom and YouTube. Featuring 31 artists (eight playwrights, 17 actors, three designers, two crew and one director) the series will present new short plays being written for the series, with artists randomly paired up from the New York and Dublin areas. The virtual event will include a live Q&A with the artists. Limited “seats” available; register here. The plays will then be available for free, shared individually the following week on YouTube (with suggested donation).

7. ABSTRACT, Queen City 15’s June Show
Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 27 online

While we #stayhome, we can still admire an abundance of splashes, drips, swipes and color in an online show titled ABSTRACT at Queen City 15. Artists include: Jim Allen, Bruce Barnard, Sarah Bartolotta, Tom Ellman, Dan Goldman, June He, Erica Higgs, Nansi Lent, Karen Madden, Terence Moronta, Bill Prickett, Karl Schmitz, Erin Sullivan, Lorna Thompson. This June showcase highlights abstract art, focusing on its expressive style, unique compositions and vast techniques. Queen City 15 has a projected reopening date of June 12, if and when visitors are able to attend the show in-person, please practice safe social distancing and wear a face-covering.

8. Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction 2020 Watch Party 
Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00 pm on Youtube Premier 

Even though we wish we could celebrate the 2020 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction in-person, we’re excited to host a live Watch Party to recognize our local tourism businesses that demonstrate industry excellence. Join us as we honor the Awards of Distinction finalists and announce this year’s winners! Get to know a little bit more about the finalists in our category spotlights here. Register now and Harney & Sons Fine Teas will send you two teabags so you can enjoy a cup of tea while you watch with us. We’ll send you the link to join us on Monday, June 15 – you won’t want to miss the party! Register here.

9. The Virtual Great Hudson River Revival
Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. online

Be a part of this year’s Great Hudson River Revival, hosted by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater - now a virtual festival! Join in online this Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 20 to support Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s mission to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related bodies of water. The organization provides innovative environmental education programs, advocacy, and celebrations designed to expand people’s experience, awareness, and stewardship of this magnificent natural resource. Enjoy a full day of music, storytelling, activism, education, and celebration. The program will feature lots of familiar personalities, as well as new and exciting performances. To-date scheduled performers include: The Chapin Family, The Riks, Matt Turk, Arm of the Sea, David and Jacob Bernz, Reggie Harris, The Mammals, John McCuchon, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, and Andes Manta.Photo by Alan Thomas​

10. Cousins Maine Lobster at Plan Bee Farm Brewery
Sunday, June 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Enjoy a nice drive through the Hudson Valley to the farm. Cousins Maine Lobster’s food truck and pick up your Plan Bee’s bottles to-go. Parking available or get it and go! For those that want to stay, pick a numbered barrel to park in front of. Stay in your car, enjoy some tunes, and roll down your windows to breathe in the fresh country air. Pre-order from your car through the Cousins Main Mobile app so there’s no waiting in line; they will serve you without leaving your seat, so recline and relax. However, no onsite drinking is permitted. Order bottles on Plan Bee Farm Brewery’s online shop to take home.







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