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Mother’s Day Tea Party at  St. James’ Episcopal Church

The public is invited to celebrate this special day at an elegant Mother’s Day Tea Party, presented on Saturday May 13 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park.

Bring your mother, sister, daughter or best friend to this four-course luncheon and tea party, featuring a traditional menu of delectable home-made treats. At 2:15 PM, guests will be treated to a visit by Suffragette “Margaret Lewis Norrie”. There will be two seatings, one at 12:00 pm and the next at 3:00 pm. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $25 per person. Please call 845-229-2820 for reservation information.

Special gift items for Mother’s Day will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will be used by the Outreach Committee to provide holiday meals and gifts for needy families in the Hyde Park area.

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HPVEC 2017 Calendar

  • May 11th – Beautification Awards, 6:00 p.m.
    Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center
  • May 20th – Plant annuals 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • June 3rd- Stop n Shop Dollars for Daffys 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • June 24th – Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • July 29th – Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • August 26th – Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • September 30th – Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • October 21st – Fall clean up and daffodil planting 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank
  • November 25th – Litter pick up 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at TD Bank

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events:

Relay For Life of Rhinebeck will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 12PM-10PM at F D Roosevelt High School. Free admission. Registration open online NOW and will be open at event as well (website: Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Proceeds go towards research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. Participants sign up online or at the event and form teams with family and friends. They walk the track at Relay and enjoy games, entertainment, activities, crafts, food, survivor/caregiver recognition, and special ceremonies including our Luminaria Ceremony. We light up paper luminaria bags which are decorated by the participants in honor and in memory of loved ones. Family-friendly, tobacco free, alcohol free event.

Current Town Events…

Town of Hyde Park – 2017 Parade Rules

Town of Hyde Park – Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29, 2017
Participant Parade Application

Town of Hyde Park – Independence Day Parade, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Participant Parade Application

Other Information…


Artists’ Collective Reborn for Spring

Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park has announced a revamp of its exhibition format for 2018. The non-profit arts organization, located in Hyde Park, NY displays artwork by its regional members on a year-round basis with changing themes for each show. Previously shows were 4-5 weeks in duration; going forward each show will be two months long with two featured artists.

The two featured artists will share an entire room for their personally defined art shows. “We’re excited our artists will now have the freedom to plan, curate and hang their personal shows according to their own creative desires,” said spokesperson Barbara Todd. “It will empower visitors to explore each featured artist’s work in more depth while surrounded by that artist’s creative vision and energy.”

The other members’ group shows will occupy the rest of the 5+ room gallery. There will be two events during each show, including the Opening Reception.  The first Opening Reception of 2018, for the member show “Spring Spirit”, will be on February 3 from 5:30-8:30 pm and will celebrate Mardi Gras as well as the show’s theme of longing for Spring. The exhibition will be available through March 25.  The featured artists during this show will be Patricia Buckstrup, a very experienced and often whimsical painter in a variety of mediums, and John Lavin, a ceramicist with a range of interesting styles from small and medium sized vessels to mobiles and wall hanging ceramic pieces.

In conjunction with this change of format, ACHP is seeking new members inclined to actively participate in both creative and administrative projects. Interested and talented artists should contact Elizabeth St. Leger at914-456-6700 or write to

Ongoing painting workshops and the monthly Open Mic will continue according to the established schedule.

Distinguished area artists participating in this show include:

John Banas, Painter

Barbara Bergin, Painter

Kathleen Bonadonna, Painter

Pat Buckstrup, Painter

Mona Burkard, Painter

  1. Davidson, Painter

Carl Grieco, Stone Sculptor

Frank Grieco, Painter

Marilyn Grieco,Textile Artist/Mixed Media

Janet Gunderson,Painter

Keith Gunderson,Painter, Art Instructor

Diane-Ellen McCarron, Painter

Roy Notaro, Photographer

Elizabeth St.Leger, Painter

Kim Steinard, Painter

Linda Storminger, Painter

Barbara Todd, Photographer, Digital Artist

Monique Tranchina, Dollmaker

Karl Volk, Painter

Ilga Ziemins-Kurens, Painter

Organizational Background:

Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park is a non-profit organization of artists dedicated to nurturing and promoting artists and art shows, musical events and arts-related workshops in Hyde Park and the Mid-Hudson region since 2012. Our mission is to improve the quality of life, enrich and encourage travel to our area and help fill the need for the arts in our community. ACHP participates in Art Studio Views each year and won Best Gallery for 2015 in  the Hudson Valley Magazine Readers’ Poll. For more information on this event or other ACHP activities, visit,E,X,T&H=07820f208c0dcd06a54b3f6e00219ad29cb1b866artistscollectiveofhydepark.com or call 914-456-6700.

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                On Behalf of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce:

  1. Full time Hyde Park Resident, senior in high school with a minimum of a “B” average who will be attending a university/college in the fall of 2018 and majoring in Business

                        Two – $1,000 scholarships will be awarded

        On Behalf of the Hyde Park Farmers Market:

  1. Full time Hyde Park Resident, senior in high school with a minimum of a “B” average who will be attending a university/college in the fall of 2018 and majoring in Agriculture or related field such as the Environment Studies

                                One – $500 scholarship will be awarded