Greetings from River City. Happy 65th Anniversary, Dearest Joe. It’s hard to believe we were married so long ago. A Brooklyn boy, just out of the Marines, and a girl born in Brooklyn, lived in Manhattan, and raised in the Bronx, met at the New York College of Music on Manhattan’s East 85th St. Both headed elsewhere, but fate and the grace of God brought us to 85th Street.
St. George’s Episcopal Church at 105 Grand Street is presenting a Fall Fashion Show Extravaganza on Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m. In addition to the runway portion of the fashion event, there will be a silent auction featuring a number of the outfits walked, and vintage and modern clothing and jewelry will be available for purchase from vendors.
The parish will also be selling vintage and modern clothing and jewelry donated to assist the church’s fundraising efforts. In addition, Hudson Valley artist Paul Gould, has donated an oil painting, “Autumn View of Storm King Mountain” to be raffled off at the Fall Fashion Show Extravaganza. It was donated in memory of Mr. Gould’s grandmother, Emma O’Sullivan, a parishioner at St. George’s.
The painting is valued at over $1000. The raffle chances are being sold one for $5 or three for $10. The winner need not be present at the drawing. Raffle chances will be available at the Extravaganza on October 1 or may be obtained through the parish office or at the Hudson Valley Gallery, 246 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, in the weeks leading up to the raffle drawing.
Admission to the Fall Fashion Show Extravaganza is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 10. For further information, contact St. George’s Church at (845) 561-5355.
Reminder: Safe Harbors of the Hudson’s Annual Gala, Celebrating Community on Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. Support Safe Harbors and Celebrate their Cornerstones of the Community. Enjoy a beautiful evening on Safe Harbors Green 2023 Cornerstones of the Community, June Henley and Rhinebeck Bank. Catering by Orange Hill Global Bistro, live music. And Silent Auction. The auction is open to everyone - whether or not you plan to attend the Gala.
13th annual Newburgh OPEN Studios is a free self-guided two-day tour, Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 from 12 Noon – 6 p.m. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk with emerging and established artists and craftspeople in spaces rarely open to the public.
This tour will introduce visitors to Newburgh’s arts community with the opening of artists’ work studios, alternative gallery spaces, sculpture installations, performance art and pop-up shows.
While no purchasing is required to attend NOS, with a wide range of styles and price ranges, it is the perfect time to start or add to your personal art collection. Much of the self-guided tour is ‘walkable.’ Maps will be available at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand Street, on both days of the tour, starting at 10 a.m. Maps will also be available on the studio tour website the week prior to the tour.
“Some of the catchiest tunes ever written are from swing music. Its infectious rhythms made it the most popular music of its day, reaching a peak during World War II. Swing gave people a chance to escape reality and find joy in music and dance. Today, it is still irresistibly toe-tapping and is guaranteed to be a fabulous afternoon for everyone out on Safe Harbors Green.”
Symphony on the Green Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m. Safe Harbors Green, Broadway/Liberty St. Rain date: Sunday, October 8 at 3 p.m. Safe Harbors of the Hudson welcomes Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra performing LIVE on Safe Harbors Green. This FREE event is open to all.
Anthony Russel Farina, a novelist and associate professor of Humanities at Siena Heights University, will present “Dominican and Buddhist Contemplative Practices: Writing in Action” at Mount Saint Mary College on Tuesday, October 3 at 4 p.m. The free, public event will take place in the Mount’s Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, Room 218.
The Mount’s CDI promotes the Mount’s heritage of St. Dominic, advances the Dominican charism of study and service, provides a forum for discussion of contemporary ethical issues, and enhances Catholic and Jewish dialogue. For more information, go to msmc.edu.
Sacred Heart Donations for Mary’s Hope: We need Medium size boxes of cereal, canned corned beef, tuna, chicken and chili, fruit, packages of mashed potatoes and gravy mix (no jars). Please contact Suzanna Campora at (845) 561-5162 with any questions. Please note: we cannot give out expired food or cans with dents to our clients. Please bring donations to Sacred Heart Church. “Thank you for your continued generosity.”
The Dominick Casadone Chapter of Saint Vincent de Paul Society operates the Baby Outreach Center every Tuesday morning at the Valastro Activity Center located across from the Sacred Heart School. The hours are 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. At this time, they need diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, baby wipes, boy’s clothing sizes 24 months to 5T, and girl’s clothing sizes 9 months to 5T. Each month they serve over 100 families. “Thanks to everyone from all the parishes who have donated to help continue our mission. Donations are always appreciated. Checks can be made payable to ‘Society of St. Vincent de Paul’ and dropped off at the rectory. We allow for online donations via Paypal via our website stmotherteresanewburgh.com/svdp-donate.”
To deny a terrible reality, does not change it. It is always there waiting for us to change it. As always, I close with my prayers for God’s blessings on your heads, my dears.