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Events Around Putnam

May
28
Sun
Memorial Day Events & Festivities in Putnam County 2017
May 28 – May 30 all-day
Memorial Day Events & Festivities in Putnam County 2017

Friday , Saturday , Sunday, May 26,27,28, 2017

  • Putnam County Joint Veterans Council-
    John Morris Memorial Watchfire Vigil, each night
    6 PM-6AM May 26,27,28 Opening Ceremony Friday the 26th at 7:00 PM
    Flag Retirement through out the Vigil.

Sunday May 28, 2017

  • VFW Post 1374 & Auxiliary, Carmel &
    American Legion Post 270-
    9:30 AM Ceremony at monument on Terryhill Road, Kent
    11:00 AM Ceremony at Post Home 32 Gleneida Ave, Carmel
    Refreshments to follow 11:30 Ceremony

Monday May 29, 2017

  • VFW Post 391, Putnam Valley-
    11:00 AM Ceremony Putnam Valley Town Hall
    12:00 Ceremony Lake Peekskill Monument (Chester Place)
    1:00 PM Ceremony Post Home 153 Oscawanna Lake Road
    Refreshments to follow 1:00 PM ceremony at Post Home
    2:00PM Start of “Round of Honor”. Visiting grave sites, cemeteries, and monuments in vicinity, including Lakeland High School, Bill Mangero Park
  • VFW Post 672, Brewster-
    Parade from Brewster Fire House to Electrozone Field (step off 11:00 AM)
    Ceremony at Electrazone Field following parade
    Light Lunch to follow at Post Home on Peaceable Hill Road
  • VFW Post & Ladies Auxiliary 5491 Mahopac & American Legion Post 1080-
    Parade from Clarke Place to Veterans Memorial Park on East Lake Blvd. (step off 10:00 AM)
    Ceremony to follow at Monument
    American Legion Post 1080 Ceremony at noon following VFW
    Ceremony at 333 Buckshollow Road
    Refreshments to follow at VFW Post home
    154 East Lake Blvd & at the Legion Post 333 Buckshollow Rd.
  • VFW Post 9257& Ladies Auxiliary & AMVET Post 1111 Putnam Lake-
    Parade and Ceremony at The Monument located at the intersec-tion of Fairfield and Haviland Dr.
    10:00- parade step off from The Castle Building located on Haviland Dr.
    Refreshments to be served at VFW 9257, located at 4 Fairfield Dr, Patterson NY 12563
    (Note: this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the post!! Our lone surging charter member, Joseph Garcia, will be recognized during the ceremony. )
  • VFW Post 2362 and American Legion Post 275 Cold Spring-
    9:00 AM step off at 85 Main St, Cold Spring Village Hall, to Veterans Memorial on Mains St, then onto the Old Cold Spring Cemetery (Revolutionary War), then to Nelsonville Town Hall. Ceremony at each location. Refreshments to follow at American Legion/VFW Hall on Cedar Street.
  • VFW Post 8013, Somers-
    Annual Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony. Step off 10:00 AM from Somers Middle School to Ivandell Cemetery.
    ( Somers Post is part of the Putnam County Council VFW)
  • American Legion Post 1542, Patterson-
    10:00 AM walk from Post home to monument on Rt. 311 for ceremony. Refreshments to follow at Post Home.

Tuesday May 30, 2016:

  • Putnam County Joint Veterans Council– 6:00 PM Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park
    Ceremony at Electrozone Field following parade.
    Light Lunch to follow at post home on Peaceable Hill Road
May
31
Wed
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H

An exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on successful dog ownership including grooming, pet first aid, diet etc., in addition to basic dog handling and commands.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering a 7 week Wednesday evening series, May 3rd, to June 14th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Dog ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Jun
1
Thu
Learn to Sew with 4-H
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to Sew with 4-H

This exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on understanding patterns, hand-stitching, machine stitching, and quilting.  Learn how to work on simple sewing projects.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering the 6 week Thursday evening series, 6:30 to 8 pm, May 11th, to June 15th in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Sewing machine ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Jun
2
Fri
Friday Night BBQ Series at Putnam County Golf Course @ Putnam County Golf Course
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $25.00 plus tax
Non-refundable
Rain or Shine Event

​At the door $29.00

June 2nd: Summer BBQ Kick Off Shilelagh Law

June 9th: Evolution Journey Tribute 

June 16th: Hindenburg – Led Zeppelin Tribute

June 23rd: Chain of Fools

Jun
7
Wed
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H

An exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on successful dog ownership including grooming, pet first aid, diet etc., in addition to basic dog handling and commands.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering a 7 week Wednesday evening series, May 3rd, to June 14th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Dog ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Jun
8
Thu
Learn to Sew with 4-H
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to Sew with 4-H

This exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on understanding patterns, hand-stitching, machine stitching, and quilting.  Learn how to work on simple sewing projects.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering the 6 week Thursday evening series, 6:30 to 8 pm, May 11th, to June 15th in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Sewing machine ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Jun
9
Fri
Friday Night BBQ Series at Putnam County Golf Course @ Putnam County Golf Course
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $25.00 plus tax
Non-refundable
Rain or Shine Event

​At the door $29.00

June 2nd: Summer BBQ Kick Off Shilelagh Law

June 9th: Evolution Journey Tribute 

June 16th: Hindenburg – Led Zeppelin Tribute

June 23rd: Chain of Fools

Jun
10
Sat
Hike Putnam – Guided Tours with Master Gardeners
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hike Putnam - Guided Tours with Master Gardeners

Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.

These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.

The first hike, scheduled for May 13th, 10am to 12 Noon, will tour the Clearpool Model Forest in Kent, NY. This trail runs through one of four Watershed Ag Council teaching forests in the state which demonstrates forestry best-management practices. Highlights will include a scenic overlook of Boyd’s reservoir dam. This trail includes difficult and rocky slopes and runs about 2.5 miles with an elevation gain of 200 feet. Easy to moderate trails will be included later in the Hike Putnam schedule.

Though the hike is free, reservations are necessary; space is limited. For the complete Hike Putnam calendar and reservations, please visit Putnam County’s Cooperative Extension website: putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events. Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County.

Jun
14
Wed
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H

An exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on successful dog ownership including grooming, pet first aid, diet etc., in addition to basic dog handling and commands.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering a 7 week Wednesday evening series, May 3rd, to June 14th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Dog ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.

Jun
15
Thu
Learn to Sew with 4-H
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to Sew with 4-H

This exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity will offer information on understanding patterns, hand-stitching, machine stitching, and quilting.  Learn how to work on simple sewing projects.  Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering the 6 week Thursday evening series, 6:30 to 8 pm, May 11th, to June 15th in Carmel.    (Address provided at registration)

This program is open to Putnam County Youth ages 9 and up with a registration fee of $45 for non 4-H members or a $15 fee for 4-H members.  A paid fee will hold the registration which is on a first come, first serve basis.  Sewing machine ownership is not required and prior participants are not eligible.  Please register online at putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events.  For additional information please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738.